Completing Manifest Destiny

By Camden Czech

Manifest Destiny: The Completion

In 1848, after the signing the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico acknowledged that Texas was part of the United States. They also ceded a vast part of the Southwest for the United States. This included California, New Mexico, parts of Colorado and Wyoming, and most of Arizona. The US agreed to pay Mexico fifteen million dollars, and take care of the eighty thousand Mexican citizens that were now part of the United States. In 1853, the United States bought the southern end of Arizona, called the Gadsden Purchase, for ten million dollars. Finally, the United States had completed their Manifest Destiny.