Wednesday, May 19, 2010


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.[19] 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."

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