Frame of Reference
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Frame of Reference

How the U.S. Stole Half of Mexico’s Land

President Polk broke the promise of the Monroe Doctrine for gold and manifest destiny.

Before the 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, Mexico’s landmass stretched well past its current northern border into what today is the American Southwest. Then, Mexico’s land included present-day California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, Texas, and…

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Samuel Sullivan

Creator of Frame of Reference | I find joy in learning and writing | I am a dog dad and a teacher by profession | My E-mail: ssulliv5291@gmail.com