U.S., Mexico sign treaty for Gadsden Purchase 160 years ago today (1853)

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(Friday, December 30, 1853) — The United States and Mexico signed a treaty today under which the U.S. agreed to buy some 45,000 square miles of land from Mexico for $10 million in a deal known as the Gadsden Purchase.

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