Drawing a Line in Dirt


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Drawing a Line in Dirt
The Definition and Economic Progress of the United States and Mexico Borderlands from 1850-1900
The Gadsden Purchase Treaty and the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo were formed primarily because of economic considerations that resulted in favorable commercial transactions for the United States of America. The initial impact of the treaties was political in nature, but the economic gains that the United States achieved by the combination of both treaties changed the shape of a growing country. While the United States was in large part able to settle the Pacific Coast and reap terrific trade revenue because of the treaties, a tremendous destruction to the indigenous cultures was...
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