Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo: What Do You Do When the Border Crosses You? (1848)

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This deliberation guide focuses on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, encouraging students to examine the choices the California indigenous people faced in June 1849 as they determined how they would approach, or avoid, a future as American citizens. As students investigate the cultural, historical, economic, and political context of the time, they will wrestle with and weigh possible answers to the question: What do you do when the border crosses you?