Mormon History, 1848

[Utah Statehood] Victorious in the Mexican War, the United States set the terms of peace. The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, signed on February 2, , ceded a vast territory claimed by Mexico to the United States, including the land settled by the Mormons. LDS leaders began to plan their first statehood attempt. 1848

[source: Thatcher, Linda, History to Go, Statehood Chronology,]

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