When did New Mexico become part of the United States?

When did New Mexico become part of the United States?

January 6, 1912New Mexico / Statehood granted
For both New Mexico and Arizona, the road to statehood was protracted and contentious. However, after much effort, on January 6, 1912 New Mexico became the 47th state and on February 14, 1912 Arizona became the 48th state in the Union.

What did New Mexico have to do to achieve statehood?

A state constitution was later drafted and ratified in 1911, which helped New Mexico go one step further in its quest for statehood. After several months of negotiation, President Taft signed the bill, which promised statehood to both states.

What drew the first American settlers to the New Mexico territory?

What drew the first American settlers to the New Mexico territory? The trade with New Mexico increased so Americans began settling in the area. What made the Santa Fe Trail a popular and efficient route? The trail crossed the prairies to the Arkansas River and followed the river west toward the Rocky Mountains.

What was New Mexico called before 1912?

New Mexico

New Mexico Nuevo México (Spanish) Yootó Hahoodzo (Navajo)
Map of the United States with New Mexico highlighted
Country United States
Before statehood Nuevo México (1598–1848) New Mexico Territory (1850–1912)
Admitted to the Union January 6, 1912 (47th)

How long did it take New Mexico to become a state?

The United States Congress admitted New Mexico as the 47th state on January 6, 1912. It had been eligible for statehood 60 years earlier but was delayed due to its majority of the population being “alien” (i.e. Mexican-American).

Why is New Mexico so special?

New Mexico is a southwestern state with one of the most scenic and diverse landscapes in the country, including the Chihuahuan Desert and the Sangre de Cristo Mountains. It’s influenced by both Hispanic and Native American culture and has many national parks and monuments, unique cuisines, and a vibrant arts scene.

Why did the Spanish stay in New Mexico?

In founding Santa Fe, Spain signified that she intended to stay in New Mexico for good. Prior to this time, the settlers and soldiers lived off the natives; eating their food, using their clothing, and dwelling in, or beside, their villages. Santa Fe was established as the first purely Spanish settlement.

What was the 2nd state?

List of U.S. states

State Date (admitted or ratified)
1 Delaware December 7, 1787 (ratified)
2 Pennsylvania December 12, 1787 (ratified)
3 New Jersey December 18, 1787 (ratified)
4 Georgia January 2, 1788 (ratified)