1848--SOUTHWESTERN UNITED STATES ARRIVES
Do you think they'll be toasting this treaty at tonight's Mexican State Dinner?
Mexico ratifies Treaty of Guadalupe Hildago May 19, 1848:
"The treaty was subsequently ratified by the U.S. Senate by a vote of 38 to 14 on 10 March 1848 and by Mexico through a legislative vote of 51 to 34 and a Senate vote of 33 to 4, on 19 May 1848. News that New Mexico's legislative assembly had just passed an act for organization of a U.S. territorial government helped ease Mexican concern about abandoning the people of New Mexico. On the other hand, the discovery of gold in California a week before the treaty was signed did not become known in Mexico until August 1848."