The Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo Essay

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1. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
• The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was the treaty that end the U.S-Mexico War in 1836. The war began due to the annexation of Texas by the United States which angered Mexico because they believed Texas belong to them. The Treaty gave the United States Texas for free and they paid for $15 million dollars for the rest of the South West territory. The treaty promised Mexicans living in the newly add territory full U.S citizenship, permission to keep their land, and practice their culture. Due to this treaty, the Mexican American identity was born. Legally the treaty stated Mexican American were consider white. However, in practice Mexican American were treated inferior and promises made by the treaty were broken by the United States. Since those promises were broken Mexican American followed a path where they were oppressed.
2. La Malinche/Malintzin
• La Malinche was an indigenous woman who serves as a translation for the Spanish Explorers. She was Nahuatl Indian sold to the Mayas in the Cuyacan Peninsula who learned to speak the Mayan language. She as one of the translators for Hernan Cortez during his conquest of the indigenous people of Mexico where learned to speak Spanish as well. She was Cortez’s concubine and was raped where she bears the 1st mestizo. She was a trader and blamed for destruction of the Mexica by her people. As discussed on the online lecture her role in history is view different depending an individual’s view of her
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