The Treaty of Guadalupe was the beginning of a new era amongst Mexico and the United States, which would forever change how the US and Mexico would deal with each other. The purpose of the treaty was to end the Mexican-American war. It consisted of fees America would pay to Mexico and in return it would separate the US and Mexico border along the Rio Grande. Mexicans living on the new American side of the Rio Grande had the choice to move south to Mexico or stay on American soil and become citizens. More than 90% of these Mexicans would stay on the US side and accept to
become American citizens. Once citizens, these new Mexican Americans would have to
learn new laws, the official language which was English, and prove the land they lived on belonged to them. This is where the language barrier, lack of knowledge of their rights, and lack of representation played against them. According to American Law, the US did not recognize documentation written in Spanish. The Mexican Americans would have to convert their documents to English and find a lawyer to...
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...l Paso, Texas with his third wife. His original residence in New Mexico was burned down in 1994. He then moved to Ciudad Juarez, Mexico and Uruapan, Michoacan where he met his third wife. His memoirs once only available in Spanish in 1978, published by Mexico’s Fondo Cultural Economico was republished in 2000.
Rodolfo F. Acuna. Occupied America: A History Of Chicanos, Seventh Edition. Longman: United States, 2007. Print.
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Ramon Renteria http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_19947092 El Paso,Texas, 2012. Internet
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