U.S. Census Bureau Daily Feature for February 2: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau:
TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO
Profile America — Tuesday, February 2nd. On this date in 1848, the United States and a defeated Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ending their controversial war, which began in May 1846 after some mutual provocations. In the peace treaty, Mexico recognized America's annexation of the Republic of Texas, with the Rio Grande being the border. In exchange for $15 million and other provisions, the U.S. obtained all or much of what are now six of our other southwestern states. Some 80,000 Mexicans were thereby included in the subsequent 1850 Census. Now, the number of Mexican-Americans in the U.S. has reached over 35 million out of a total Hispanic population of 55 million. Over 38 percent of Texas' population of nearly 27 million is Hispanic. You can find more facts about America from the U.S. Census Bureau online at www.census.gov.
Treaty/accessed 12/10/2015: http://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/guadalupe-hidalgo/
Mexican-American War accessed 12/10/2015: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/379134/Mexican-American-War
Post treaty: Mexican Americans Circa 1850
Richard L. Nostrand
Annals of the Association of American Geographers
Vol. 65, No. 3 (Sep., 1975), pp. 378-390
Hispanic population: http://factfinder.census.gov/bkmk/table/1.0/en/ACS/14_1YR/B03001
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