New Mexico Was Never Part of Texas

A History of Misleading Maps

“Mapa de los Estados Unidos de Méjico by John Disturnell, the 1847 map used during the negotiations of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Texas Claimed Territory — https://www.drtinfo.org/education/republic-of-texas-2/boundaries-of-the-republic-of-texas
Louisiana Purchase — From Old Map File Manuscript and Annotated Maps of the United States and It’s Territories, 1790–1946. This item was created in 1903 and made available online by U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Adams%E2%80%93On%C3%ADs_Treaty#/media/File:United_States_1821-07-1821-08.png
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coahuila_y_Tejas#/media/File:Political_divisions_of_Mexico_1824_(location_map_scheme).svg
Republic of Texas by William Home Lizars, 1836

Meanwhile, in New Mexico.

https://legacy.lib.utexas.edu/maps/atlas_mexico/political_div_1824.jpg

The Mexican-American War

William H. Emory’s 1844 Map of Texas and the Countries Adjacent
https://landmarkevents.org/texas-admitted-to-the-union-1845/
https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/the-early-republic/age-of-jackson/a/annexing-texas
https://www.sutori.com/item/1845-texas-annexation-texas-was-a-piece-of-land-that-was-annexed-by-the-governm
“Conquest of New Mexico”, an engraving of General Kearney proclaiming New Mexico part of the United States, Plaza, Las Vegas, New Mexico, 15 August 1846.

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