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Segundo De Febrero: A Celebration Of Mexican-American Heritage

The 170th anniversary of that signing is something Hispanic communities in the U.S. are celebrating as a part of their heritage, calling it Segundo de Febrero

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Exchange Copy, cover.

On Feb. 2, 1848, a treaty was signed that ended the U.S.-Mexican War and ceded 525,000 square miles of land from Mexico to the U.S., including Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The Rio Grande was designated the boundary between Texas and Mexico. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo also created a new population of Mexican-Americans, and Mexicans on new U.S. territory could either remain Mexican citizens, return to Mexico, or claim U.S. citizenship.

The 170th anniversary of that signing is something Hispanic communities in the U.S. are celebrating as a part of their heritage, calling it Segundo de Febrero.

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