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What was the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo?

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March 01, 2015 6:55AM

1848 Mexico recognized Texas was part of the US and that the Rio Grande was the border of the two nations. They ceded the Mexican Cession.

The US, in return, paid Mexico about $18 million for claims and to protect the Mexicans who lived in Texas and the Mexican Cession.