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Analyzing Different Perspectives – Mexican-American War
Treaty of Limits (1828)
The Treaty of Limits is land treaty between Mexico and the U.S. that set the borders between these two countries.
The treaty recognized the Mexico–U.S. boundary that had been established by the 1819 Adams–Onís Treaty between Spain and the U.S.
The Treaty of Limits was ratified (approved) by Mexico and the U.S., it took effect 5 April 1832. The treaty was amended in 1831 and again in 1835. After the Republic of Texas became independent from Mexico, the U.S. and Texas signed an 1838 treaty recognizing the boundary from the Treaty of Limits.
However, when the U.S. recognized the independence of the Republic of Texas in 1836, Mexico regarded it as a violation of the Treaty of Limits; this action was made worse by the 1845 annexation of Texas, which led to the Mexican-American War.
Read the background information below and the section called Two Viewpoints on page 329 then answer the following questions.