How to Write a Theology Essay by Michael P. JensenSo, youve signed up for your theological studies; youve weathered the storm of those early weeks of language study; youve coped with your early forays into biblical exegesis; and youve been given a sketch of the history of the early church. Theres been some spiritual highs and some frustrating lows. You can see perhaps just the beginnings of the benefits of the process of theological education creeping into your ministry - such precious minutes of it as you can grab, anyway. But sensing a deadline looming, you go to the relevant webpage on your seminary website and discover that a strange beast is lying in wait for you: the theology essay. How do you write a theology essay? The aim of this book is to tell you how. With humour and insight, Michael Jensen, who has taught theology for a number of years in the UK and Australia, explains not only what makes for a good theology essay but what makes for good theology. If you want to make the most of your theological education, then this book is for you. Michael Jensen (D. Phil, Oxon) teaches at Sydneys Moore Theological College and longs for his students to have a deep understanding of the knowledge of God. His previous books include Martyrdom and Identity: The Self on Trial (T&T Clark, 2010). He is married to Catherine and they have four children.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Students will learn about the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, read the articles of the treaty, and rewrite them in their own words. Students then write about how the Treaty affects them today. By the end of the lesson, students will be able to answer the question: What is the significance of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo and how does it affect us today?
Michael P. Jensen
Lasting Effects of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
The war had begun almost two years earlier, in May , over a territorial dispute involving Texas. The treaty added an additional , square miles to United States territory, including the including the land that makes up all or parts of present-day Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah and Wyoming. On May 13, , the U. Under the threat of war, theUnited Stateshad refrained from annexing Texas afterthe latterwon independence from Mexico in But in , President John Tyler restarted negotiations with the Republic of Texas, culminating with a treaty of annexation. The treaty was defeated by a wide margin in the U.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the U. Signed on 2 February , it is the oldest treaty still in force between the United States and Mexico. As a result of the treaty, the United States acquired more than , square miles of valuable territory and emerged as a world power in the late nineteenth century. Beyond territorial gains and losses, the treaty has been important in shaping the international and domestic histories of both Mexico and the United States. During the U.
The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, that brought an official end to the Mexican-American War , was signed on February 2, , at Guadalupe Hidalgo, a city north of the capital where the Mexican government had fled with the advance of U. Mexico relinquished all claims to Texas, and recognized the Rio Grande as the southern boundary with the United States. With the defeat of its army and the fall of the capital, Mexico City, in September the Mexican government surrendered to the United States and entered into negotiations to end the war. The peace talks were negotiated by Nicholas Trist, chief clerk of the State Department, who had accompanied General Winfield Scott as a diplomat and President Polk's representative. Trist and General Scott, after two previous unsuccessful attempts to negotiate a treaty with Santa Anna, determined that the only way to deal with Mexico was as a conquered enemy. President Polk had recalled Trist under the belief that negotiations would be carried out with a Mexican delegation in Washington. In the six weeks it took to deliver Polk's message, Trist had received word that the Mexican government had named its special commission to negotiate.
The Deletion of Article X from the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Outcome of the War Links:. History of the War. Timeline of Major Events. Influential Characters. Madero, D.
It was a coup for the Americans, who gained a significant part of their current national territory, but a disaster for Mexicans who saw roughly half of their national territory given away. War broke out in between Mexico and the USA. There were many reasons why, but the most important were lingering Mexican resentment over the loss of Texas and the Americans' desire for Mexico's northwestern lands, including California and New Mexico. This desire to expand the nation to the Pacific was referred to as " Manifest Destiny. The Americans also sent a smaller army of conquest and occupation into the western territories they wished to acquire. The Americans won every major engagement and by September of had pushed to the gates of Mexico City itself.