The Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo Essay

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To end the war between Mexico and the United States the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was established. Article X conducted that any territory that previously belonged to Mexico, now within the limits of the U.S. would be respected as valid, to the same extent of the land grants would be valid. Basically meaning that all land grants that had originally been made by the Mexican government would continue to be valid. It seemed as if the U.S. government could see that these lands that were continuing to be owned by Mexicans could be a better profit for Americans. Adding to this, the U.S. voted to remove Article X, and unjustly decided that they would not inform Mexico, nor the Mexicans that had valid land grants. Americans were wanting this land; it was easy for them to take this land as well. Mexicans would have to go to court in order to prove this land belonged to them, the law and courts tended to be against them. Mexicans went from owning a vast amount of the land to practically owning none. The treaty had originally promised Mexican-Americans that they would keep their land, what if that was the reason that most Mexicans stayed for?
Mexicans most likely trusted that by having article X established they could freely create a better life for themselves. After all isn’t that what the U.S. has always proposed? Freedom and Liberty for all? If the U.S. hadn’t removed article X, these families that had established there could have despite other circumstances built a better way…

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