Describe “El Grito de Dolores” and Mexico’s Independence Movement that began Sept 16, 1810.

1. Describe “El Grito de Dolores” and Mexico’s Independence Movement that began Sept 16, 1810. Explain the role of Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla and the Casta movement.
2. Explain the causes and consequences of the Battle of the Alamo. Discuss winners or losers.
3. How might have the era of American President Andrew Jackson built the idea of “Westward Expansionism” and how did this ultimately involve Mexican territory? What was meant by the idea of “Manifest Destiny”?