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.