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Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

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Mexican Cession


Definition: Treaty that officially ended the Mexican-American War on February 2, 1848. Mexico agreed to give up about 55 percent of its territory in exchange for $15 million. This territory was called the Mexican Cession, and out of it came several American states.

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The Mexican War
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More on the Treaty
This helpful site includes a map of the area used for peace talks.

Text of the Treaty
Read it for yourself.

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