Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

(1848)

Glossary

  • 30 leagues 90 statute miles (1,449 kilometers)
  • cantonment temporary quarters for military troops
  • plenipotentiaries persons empowered by their respective governments to sign a treaty
  • sickly season May through October, the period during which malaria was rampant in the treaty area
  • three millions of dollars about 75 million dollars in today's dollars

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