HW 2-18

The war between the United States and Mexico was concluded in 1848 with the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. With this treaty, Mexico ceded to the U.S. much of what is now the southwestern region of the country, including California. The next year, in 1849, the residents of California elected delegates to meet in Monterey to write a State Constitution that would be used by California in its application to be admitted as the 31st state in the union. In our next class, we will be discussing that 1849 California constitution.

To prepare for class,

Last Name begins A - G 

1. Read the minutes of the 1849 CA Constitutional Convention covering the question, 'What individual rights should be included in the new constitution?'

2. In 1-2 pages, write a summary of the most important 2 or 3 points and arguments in that discussion or debate.

Last Name begins H - Z 

1. Read the minutes of the 1849 CA Constitutional Convention covering the question, 'Who should be allowed to vote in the new state of California?'

2. In 1-2 pages, write a summary of the most important 2 or 3 points and arguments in that discussion or debate.


This written assignment will be collected in our next class, and it will be the 7th Homework Brief of the term.