Article abstract: At issue: The establishment of a permanent border between Mexico and the United States. Result: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo established the permanent border between the United States and Mexico.
The United States, by the middle of the nineteenth century, had expanded its western frontier to the Mississippi River through purchases of territory from France and Spain. Many Americans, however, felt that the country had a manifest destiny to expand its horizons across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. Standing in the way of such...
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