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TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO: ID- The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was a peace treaty signed in February 1848 officially declaring the end of the Mexican-American War, which occurred from 1846-1848 as a result of U.S. annexation of Texas in 1845. Within this treaty, Mexican citizens were ensured a continuance of property and civil rights within the affected transferred territories. However, these Mexican citizens were actually denied this promise by the United States, due to the supposedly ambiguous nature of the treaty. DISC- Most were denied U.S. citizenship until the 1930s, and their claim to land in California, New Mexico, and Texas was viewed very skeptically. The majority of their land was taken away from them and instead sold to White settlers. Without land or citizenship, these Mexicans faced an unwelcoming hostility from the new White settlers. Additionally, the amount of resources they could obtain as non-citizens was minimal, and as a result, many were forced to live in poor conditions. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo led to the unjust decline of many Mexicans’ opportunities and rights in the Southwest portion of the U.S., including the Los Angeles area. Because of the United States’ ambitious thirst to not only acquire land, but also to “Americanize”
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