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ON THIS DAY IN UNITED STATES HISTORY

January 13, 1847

The Treaty of Cahuenga Ends the Fighting
in the Mexican-American War

On this day in 1847, the Treaty of Cahuenga ended the fighting between the United States and Mexico after the 1845 annexation of Texas by the U.S.

In the United States, this war was a partisan issue between the Whigs who opposed it and the Democrats who supported it. The Southern Democrat were hoping to add to the southern territories which were quickly being outnumbered by the North. This was one of the key issues leading to the American Civil War.