Mexico Debates the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Digital History ID 563
Manuel Crescencio Rejon
In the following passage, Manuel Crescencio Rejon, a Mexican, denounces the treaty.
We will never be able to compete in our own markets with the North American imports.... The treaty is our sentence of death....
The North Americans hate us, their orators deprecate us even in speeches in which they recognize the justice of our cause, and they consider us unable to form a single nation or society with them.
Source: "Observations on the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo," reprinted in Pensamiento Politico (Mexico, D.C.: UNAM, 1968), 119-23.
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