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Mexican Cession

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• Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Mexican War


Definition: Area of the present-day United States that Mexico agreed to give up as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican-American War. This territory included all of the present-day states of California, Nevada, and Utah and also parts of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

Related Resources:
The Mexican War
Learn more about this war between Mexico and the United States.

The 19th Century
Get a glimpse of what life was like in the exciting 1800s.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Map of the Mexican Cession
See just how large this territory was.

Causes of the Mexican-American War
Find the reasons behind the war.

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