New Mexico by John Annerino download in pdf, ePub, iPad
After Texas was admitted as a state to the Union, it continued to claim the northeastern portion of present-day New Mexico. Spanish Americans made up the majority of the population until the s, and people of Hispanic heritage both Hispanos and Latinos still account for more than two-fifths of the population. Solar power has become an important source of energy, particularly in cities, while the number of wind turbines and geothermal plants has been increasing throughout the state.
After the American Civil War, gold and silver extraction became more important. Since the s, milk, sorghum, wheat, hay, chili peppers, and onions have been important agricultural products. For many years Texans, fleeing hot, humid summer weather, have been drawn to the crisp, cool mountain resorts of New Mexico. The independent Republic of Texas also claimed this portion of New Mexico.
Indeed, from the vastness of its slice of the Great Plains to the rough, weather-scored peaks of its mountain ranges, New Mexico retains much of its frontier flavour. Their entire army was captured and jailed by Hispanic New Mexico militia. Both Confederate and Union governments claimed ownership and territorial rights over New Mexico Territory.
Although Congress passed a law in that granted all Native Americans with U. New Mexico, traditionally rural, has joined the national trend toward urbanization. Many species of trout are common in the mountain streams, and warm-water fish abound in lower streams. The Santa Fe Trail route was much shorter and faster, and the regular arrival of American consumer goods overland helped prepare the way for conquest. As a result, the New Mexico government receives more federal funding than that of any other state.
The mining brought many settlers and attracted capital during the territorial period but never produced the riches expected. Indian ceremonials and ruins are also major attractions. Nevertheless, Texas and other western states raised barriers to voting and political participation by ethnic Mexicans, including barring them from serving on juries.
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