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Territory gained from the treaty.

SummaryEdit

A peace treaty and agreement between the US and Mexico after the Mexican-American War.

Exact DefinitionEdit

What was it?

Was a peace treaty settling territory and reimbursments after the Mexican-American War.

What did it do?

Was a peace treaty.

ImportanceEdit

It was another territorial gain and second near largest chunk of territorial addition to the US. It also established new borders and posed new problems for addressing, such as; if slavery should expand to the new states. Zachary Taylor, who was president at the time, opposed this idea since he was a free-soiler and believed slavery would not fit in a state such as California

Additional InformationEdit

California became a free state while terri

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