Mexican-American War: The Mexican Cession Of Guadalupe

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The Mexican Cession of Guadalupe ended the Mexican-American war and was signed on February 2, 1848. The major concession from Mexico in the cession was its exchange of 55% of Mexico's territory (the treaty was signed at Ville de Guadalupe). Once the treaty was signed the U.S. owned more than half of Mexico’s territory. The Mexican cession was huge for both nations, however after the humiliating defeat Mexico forced into civil war and the nation was bankrupt for nearly a century. “On September 14, 1847 the Mexican flag was not flying over the Mexican capital, because the Mexico’s neighbors to the north had captured the country”. The terms of the Mexican Cession required the United States to pay 15 million to Mexico and convinced a maximum of

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