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The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Is Signed (1848) Options
Daemon
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The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Is Signed (1848)

A border dispute sparked by the US annexation of Texas in 1845 soon led to all-out war between the two countries. Under the terms of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo that ended the war, Mexico confirmed US claims to Texas and ceded lands constituting present-day California, Nevada, and Utah, and parts of Arizona, New Mexico, Colorado, and Wyoming in exchange for an indemnity of $15 million and US assumption of American claims against Mexico. How did the US's victory precipitate its Civil War? More...
TheParser
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I believe that most history books today admit that the United States started the war on purpose.

Although I personally do NOT agree, I can UNDERSTAND why some people in Mexico are delighted that people of Mexican origin are becoming the majority of the population in California and nearby states. They say that they are simply taking back what was once theirs.

jcbarros
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Astonishing territorial dispossession.
Absurdicuss
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@jcb: Yes, a truly astonishing dispossession.

What I find even more astonishing is the absence of dialogue about the dispossession of indigenous peoples throughout the Western Hemisphere over the past 300 years.

But: The iron wheels of industry have long since rolled past that depot and are racing toward a bright totalitarian one world future.

"Now" is the eternal present.
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