Dec 11, 2008

Gadsden Purchase!

What's Gadsden Purchase?

I saw the searches on fire for this one today. I googled it and found some information about Gadsden Purchase from wikipedia:

The Gadsden Purchase (known as Venta de La Mesilla, or "Treaty of La Mesilla", in Mexico[2]) is a 29,670-square-mile (76,800 km2) region of what is today southern Arizona and New Mexico that was purchased by the United States in a treaty signed by President Franklin Pierce on June 24, 1853, and then ratified by the U.S. Senate on April 25, 1854. It is named for James Gadsden, the American ambassador sent to Mexico at the time. The purchase included lands south of the Gila River and west of the Rio Grande. The Gadsden Purchase was intended to allow for the construction of a transcontinental railroad along a very southern route, and it was part of negotiations needed to finalize border issues that remained unresolved from the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, which had ended the Mexican-American War of 1846–48.
That's all for now about Gadsden Purchase. I'm sure there's something about this that's why people are searching for this online, but no one has blogged about it yet. So let's wait and see. Ill give you the updates soon.



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