U.S. History pop-up cases are short, one-page scenarios based on foreign policy issues in U.S. history. Use the cases to spark discussion and put your students in the shoes of policymakers. This case asks students to consider the following 1845 scenario: with thousands of American settlers migrating west to the contested Oregon Country and a campaign promise from President James K. Polk to annex the entire territory, how should the United States respond to British naval buildup in the region and a deteriorating U.S.-British relationship?
Get the Roadmap and Report to unlock the work of over 300 leading scholars, educators, practitioners, and others who spent thousands of hours preparing this robust framework and guiding principles. The time is now to prioritize history and civics.