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A CHILD’S PERSPECTIVE
The purple sky turns blue as I lower the clear red lollipop from my eye. The blue sky stretches over the flatlands spreading like brown sugar across the Chihuahuan Desert. Mountains in the distance surround the huge valley of the United States and Mexico.  The Rio Grande flows like a snake between El Paso, Texas and Juárez, Mexico, and the brownish gray peaks of the Franklin Mountains loom close like elephants stomping right through El Paso.

HISTORY LESSON – 1967
Mrs. Rogers turns her attention to the class.
“Students, today I’d like to discuss a matter about to be settled in our city this October. It’s a dispute that started in 1910.”
“That’s a long time to be mad,” Ricardo says. The class laughs.
“Ree-car-do, please raise your hand if you want to comment. Now, can someone tell me, what is the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo about and why is it so important?”
Lalo is the only student to raise his hand.
“The treaty ended the Mexican-American War.”
“Correct! The United States and Mexico signed the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo on February 2, 1848. On that day, the Mexican government surrendered the territories of New Mexico, Texas, Utah, California, Colorado, Arizona, and Nevada to the United States. And the Mexican residents of these territories became Americans.”

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