US Gains Mexican Land!
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo and the Mexican Cession
After a hard fought war, the United States has successfully defeated the Mexican army at San Jacinto. We forced Mexican President Santa Anna to surrender and sign the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. The treaty officially ended the Mexican-American War on February 2, 1848. Mexico agreed to give up its Texas territory in exchange for $15 million offered by our President James K. Polk. This territory is called the Mexican Cession, and will be split into several new states that will be ready to enter the Union.
Proposed that states entering through the Mexican Cession should excercise popular sovereignty on the legalization of slavery.
Democratic politician who advocated for popular sovereignty after the Mexican War.
Mississippi senator, Mexican war hero who opposed secession but favored southern interests concerning slavery and secession.