The Boundary Survey of the United States and Mexico "Hidalgo de Guadalupe Medir"—Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (1848)

Authors: Calkins, Byron; Aspaas, Lance; Nettleman, Charles; Ramirez, Amanda; Spolar, Kyle; Trammell, TY

Source: Surveying and Land Information Science, Volume 68, Number 4, December 2008 , pp. 221-237(17)

Publisher: The National Society of Professional Surveyors, The American Association for Geodetic Surveying, and The Geographic and Land Information Society

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The United States of America and Mexico's border was first surveyed during the mid 1800's. The international survey was done in response to the peace treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo which was signed by the two countries on February 2, 1848; following the end of the Mexican American war. The treaty made explicit orders that both countries would create a Joint United States and Mexican Boundary Commission. The Commission's duties were to survey the new border and place monuments along it's boundary. The commission completed there work in the end of 1853. In 1855 the international commission was formed once again to survey the Gadsden Purchase. The Gadsden Purchase would be America's last acquisition of land along our southern border with Mexico.

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: December 1, 2008

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