1848

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (gwah-dah-loop-ay ee-dahl-go) brought an official end to the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) on February 2, 1848. It was signed at Guadalupe Hidalgo, a city that had become a makeshift capitol for the Mexican government after the advancement of U.S. forces caused government officials to flee the original capitol.