Mexican Period

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1821 Mexican Independence Mexico wins independence from Spain in the spring of 1821, but the news does not reach Santa Fe until December when all local government officials swear allegiance to Mexico.
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1837 ChimayĆ³ Rebellion In 1837 Northern New Mexicans stage a full-fledged revolt, mainly in the ChimayĆ³ area, against the Mexican government in protest of the imposition of an unwelcome governor, unfair taxation, and poor military protection.
1841 Texan Santa Fe expedition The Texas Santa Fe expedition was a failed attempt by the Republic of Texas to expand its domain by seizing the territory of New Mexico from Mexico in 1841. Read More
1846 US invasion of New Mexico Brigadier General Stephen Watts Kearny led United States forces invading and occupying New Mexico in 1846. Forces under Alexander Doniphan clashed with Mexican troops, routing them at the Battle of Brazito on Christmas Day.
1847 Taos Rebellion In January 1847, New Mexicans resisting US military occupation, killed Governor Charles Bent and other members of his household in Taos. Colonel Sterling Price led US forces against the rebels, defeating them at Taos Pueblo. Read More
1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo The 1848 Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ended the war between the United States and Mexico. By its terms, Mexico lost almost half of its territory, including parts of present-day Arizona, California, New Mexico, Texas, Colorado, Nevada, and Utah.
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Spanish Colonial Period
Mexican Period