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New Mexico’s Founding Documents

1850 New Mexico Constitution

This is a reprint of the complete text of the English language edition of the first constitution written for New Mexico. It was drafted in 1850 but never went into effect because at that time New Mexico was not yet an organized territory of the United States but was under the direction of a military […]

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Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Jump to: navigation, search Cover of the exchange copy of the treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo. The. Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo in Spanish) is the peace treaty, largely dictated by the United States[1][2] to the interim government of a militarily occupied Mexico City, […]

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Gadsden Purchase

The Gadsden Purchase (known as Venta de La Mesilla, or “Sale of La Mesilla”, in Mexico) is a region of present-day southern Arizona Arizona Arizona is a state of the United States of America located in the southwestern region of the United States. The capital and largest city is Phoenix… and southwestern New Mexico New […]

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New Mexico Territorial Laws

New Mexico – Laws for the Government of the Territory of New Mexico; September 22, 1846 Administration. Sec. 1. The laws heretofore in force concerning descents, distributions, wills and testaments, as contained in the treatise on these subjects, written by Pedro Murillo De Larde, shall remain in force so far as they are in conformity […]

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What is a “Green” State?

“Green” State Check List Green States = Allegory describing the status of a State and supporting documentation. Allegory – The representation of abstract ideas or principles by characters, figures, or events in narrative, dramatic, or pictorial form.   Each state must have the minimum offices filled to be “green”. ☐Governor – de jure Constitution, Article […]

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