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Guadalupe Hidalgo


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A community of south-central Mexico, near Mexico City. The Virgin of Guadalupe, revered throughout Mexico, is said to have appeared to an Indian convert in this vicinity in 1531, and the basilica erected in her honor is a popular pilgrimage site. On February 2, 1848, a treaty ending the Mexican War was signed here.


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  • Mexico, called Guadalupe Hidalgo, a treaty was signed by which Mexico gave up the land and received in return $15,000,000.

    A School History of the United States

  • Guerrillas had not caused U.S. forces to withdraw prior to the negotiation of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo or in the ten weeks after the treaty was ratified.

    Between War and Peace

  • In contrast to official U.S. policy and in violation of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, those Hispanics found it difficult or impossible to gain legal status or equal rights with Anglo citizens.

    Between War and Peace

  • One of the less appreciated results of the war was related to a provision of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo calling on the United States to guard against attacks by Native American tribes, particularly Comanches and Apaches.

    Between War and Peace

  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo opposed by, 431, 434, 438

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • On February 2, the appropriate Mexican officials signed the “Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement” between the United States and Mexico, later known popularly as the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • The meetings took place in Guadalupe Hidalgo, a few miles north of Mexico City, where Trist sought to wend his way through a thicket of conflicting claims and interests while maintaining a strict adherence to the Polk ultimatum of the previous spring.

    A Country of Vast Designs

  • That is, would it be disrespectful if the school allowed celebration of the day that the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed and Mexico relinquished any claim to California and the U.S. gained control of it?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Discourteous to Wear American Flag Images on Cinco de Mayo?

  • FEW HISTORIANS WOULD argue that the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which a defeated Mexican republic signed on February 2, 1848, in the wake of a lopsided war, was as momentous an event in American history as the signing, seventeen years later, of the surrender at Appomattox Courthouse.


  • But Guadalupe Hidalgo created the physical nation itself.



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