New Mexico Territory facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsTerritory of New Mexico
|Organized incorporated territory of the United States|
|Federal Arizona and New Mexico Territories, split from the original New Mexico Territory of 1851, showing existing counties.|
|Capital city||Santa Fe|
|Government||Organized incorporated territory|
|-||1851–1852||James S. Calhoun|
|-||1910–1912||William J. Mills|
|Legislature||New Mexico Territorial Legislature|
|-||Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo||May 30 1848|
|-||Organic Act (part of Compromise of 1850)||September 9 1850|
|-||Gadsden Purchase||June 24 1853|
|-||Colorado Territory established||February 28 1861|
|-||Arizona Territory established||February 24 1863|
|-||Statehood||January 6 1912|
The Territory of New Mexico was an organized incorporated territory of the United States that existed (with varying boundaries) from September 9, 1850, until January 6, 1912, when the remaining extent of the territory was admitted to the Union as the State of New Mexico, making it the longest-lived organized incorporated territory of the United States, lasting approximately 62 years.
- David L. Caffey, Chasing the Santa Fe Ring: Power and Privilege in Territorial New Mexico. Albuquerque, NM: University of New Mexico Press, 2014.
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