Legacies of Spanish and Mexican Natural Resource Law

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Legacies of Spanish and Mexican Natural Resource Law in the U.S. Southwest ANTH 418
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The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo February 2, 1848 U.S. invasion had sequestered half of Mexico’s national territory Terms of the treaty: $15 million and assumed the costs of claims made by U.S. citizens against the Mexican government ($3.25 million)=$18.25 million Also provided ample protection for the property rights of those Mexicans who suddenly found themselves residing in the United States These protections could be passed on to their heirs and other successors-in-interest.
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International Law Law of State Succession: curtail the most egregious effects of territorial change Legal reasoning: property and property rights acquired under a former sovereign must be respected by the successor state. What if the successor state wants to alter or modify or abolish property rights?
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Deep Roots in the U.S. Historical Experience 1803, Louisiana Purchase 1819, Adam-Onís Treaty 1833, Chief Justice John Marshall 1848, Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is a classic example of applying the law of state succession to citizens prejudiced by a change of territorial possession
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Article VIII of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo “Mexicans now established in the territories previously belonging to Mexico, and which remain for the future within the limits of the United States, as defined by
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2009 for the course ANTH 418 taught by Professor Adams/brescia during the Spring '09 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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