Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848
The Treaty of
Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed on February 2, 1848, and it expanded the territory of the United States by
525,000 square miles. The United States stretched now from the
Atlantic to the Pacific.
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full transcript of the treaty.
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Who or What in the
World is a Guadalupe Hidalgo?
Guadalupe Hidalgo is a
village north of Mexico City.
Who Signed the Treaty
of Guadalupe Hidalgo and Why?
The United States and Mexico
signed a treaty in this village on February 2, 1848. The treaty of
Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the
What Was Agreed Upon
in the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
The mutual border changed. A new border was set at the
Rio Grande and the Gila River, thus the United States had managed to
With the same treaty another big chunk
of land was signed over to the U.S., namely what's today your
California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, and part of Colorado
and Wyoming, for a measly $15 million.
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What Were the
Consequences of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?
Instead of opening a keg
together and celebrating the new purchase as brothers, almost immediately
the North and the South started bickering over whether or not
slavery should be extended into these new territories.
This disagreement grew into the
Compromise of 1850, the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, and
The general mood in Mexico wasn't much better.
Here civil war broke out in 1857.
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States Expansion maps.