November 18, 2022

Today in History: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Last Updated on February 2, 2018

(Map of the area used for the negotiations.)
Today in History–February 2–the Library of Congress features the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on this day in 1848. The treaty ended the United States’ war with Mexico and extended the U.S. western boundary to the Pacific ocean. Learn more by visiting the Today in History section, then click the links below to discover more about this war between the U.S. and its southern neighbor. Check out the treaties section of to access modern-day treaties between the United Stated and Mexico and other countries.

Boundary between the United States & Mexico agreed upon by the Joint Commission under the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo 1848

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo historical newspaper coverage 1848-1849

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo historical newspaper coverage 1850-1859

The Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo (book published 1905)

President Polk’s plan for for the land acquired through the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (map) U.S. House History, Art & Archives

Mexican-American War primary sources


  1. Here is the information from the Library:

    Availability of Reproductions

    You may obtain Photographic Reproductions or download Digital Images

    Obtaining Photographic Reproductions

    Photographic copies of maps found in American Memory can be purchased from the Library of Congress Photoduplication Service. These reproductions are made from digital images. (Digital reproductions in TIFF format are also available.) The Photoduplication Service estimates that it takes 3-6 weeks to complete an order. To request a reproduction:

    Take down the DIGITAL ID number and the TITLE from the bibliographic description.

    Consult the Photoduplication Service for pricing details and order forms:


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    fax: 202-707-1771

    If you wish to have a copy of the map for your personal use, you may also download a copy of the map and have it printed. You may need special software to view JP2 files (Adobe Photoshop® and Photoshop Elements® also work).

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