Texas. State located in the southern region of the United States. Both in extent and in population it is the second of the states of the united States; covers 696.200 km2 and has a population of 24.7 million, steadily increasing. It borders Mexico to the south, Louisiana to the East, Oklahoma to the North, Arkansas to the Northeast, and New Mexico to the West.
With the pretext that “Mexico has crossed the border of the united States and shed american blood on american soil”, president James Polk triggered the expansionist war that would to Mexico the territories of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and upper California. The longed-for Dream of extending the thirteen colonies from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific was beginning to come true. The dispossession begun in 1846 culminated in the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo in February 1848.
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