SAT Subject US History Practice Question 232: Answer and Explanation
33. Which of the following was NOT a cause of the Mexican-American War?
A. U.S. support of Texas in the 1836 Texas Revolution
B. Nonpayment of the debt owed by Mexico to the United States
C. Border disputes between Mexico and Texas
D. U.S. desire for California
E. The Mexican siege of the Alamo
Correct Answer: E
The siege of the Alamo long predated the Mexican War and was not a cause of it.