Imperialism Vs Mexicanism

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Article V details the territory that was aquired by the united states. This article describes that the land shall begin at the gulf of mexico three leagues from land. So it establishes to where this line would begin at the mouth of the rio grande. This line would travel west to where it meets the territory of New Mexico. Then from there the line travels west till it meets the rio Gila, Article VIII of the treaty states that mexican citizens that previosly reside in the old mexican terrirory, which is now U.S. territory, shall remain in the new land optained my the United states. These indicated people could at any time choose to reside in the new U.S. territory or move back to Mexico without out taxation or charge what so ever. Although, these mexicans who choose to stay in the new conqured land can either choose to be a Mexican or Amrican citizen . Along with choosing a citizen class, he or she will not lose any rights given by the nation the choose to be a part of. There was a time frame oof one year given for these people to choose and if they didn't automaticly the were U.S. citizens. Also, this article specificly…show more content…
Mexicans who choose to stay in these new territories shall be incorporated into the Union of the United States, and be admitted at the proper time to the enjoyment of all rights of citizenship in the United States. This date was to be figured out by the congress of the United States. Until that time is here, they shall be protected in the free enjoyment of their liberty and property, and secured in the free exercise of their religion of choice. This article not only protected mexicans but counter acted the negative notion that non-white were to be slaves and thought of less than, In other words, this article keep the remaining mexicans free like many U.S. citizens. In a nut shell, Mexicans living in areas that belonged to Mexico but are now part of the U.S. who become
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