Significance Of The Santa Fe Trail

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The Santa Fe trail was a route that connected Missouri with Santa Fe, New Mexico. Through this trail, Euro-America could contact New Mexico for the first time in 1822.This trail served as a point of contact for trade between New Mexicans and Euro-Americans. This was important because it made the revenue accrued from trade to increase. For example, in 1822 trade was only $15,000. This figure increased to $90000 which further increased to a $25000 in the 1830s and to approximately a million dollars in 1846.

The Taos Revolt occurred in January 1847 by the New Mexican and Pueblo. The reason was to rise against the occupation of the United States after the Mexican-American war. In the end, the United States military and the militia defeated the

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