1848 Map of Western Territories

This is the Map of Western Territories that President James K. Polk sent to Congress with his annual message in 1848. The map shows the New Mexico territory as the boundaries were established by various treaties, such as the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo.  This map is part of the House of Representatives Collection from the Center for Legislative Archives, of the National Archives and Records Administration.

Document Type: Map
Historical Event: Statehood (1912)
Sub Event: US Government Role
Origin: Center for Legislative Archives, National Archives
Author: Not Cited
Permission: Public Domain
Contributor: Tammie Torres
Albuquerque Historical Society

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