- from Westward Expansion
It’s 1848, and strangers have come to your family’s ranch. They have some stunning news. The Mexican-American War is over, and now California belongs to the United States.
You feel a little worried and wonder what will happen next. Will you have to learn English or join the U.S. Army? Your father smiles and says it doesn’t matter if the U.S. owns California. The government is too far away to make any changes. What he doesn’t know is that change has already begun.