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Today In History- February 2

Mexican-American War: The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo is signed ending the war.

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Mexican-American War is effectively resolved.

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In a historic act of diplomacy, on Feb. 2, 1848, the United States signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, effectively ending the Mexican-American War.  The U.S. acquired a majority of Mexican territory, almost doubling the size of the United States.  Such actions encouraged migration to western areas, thus spreading the population over a diverse topography.

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