Alta California Territory
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Alta California Territory (Upper California) was a 19th-century federal territory formed under the Mexican Constitution of 1824. Its boundaries corresponded with those of the preceding Spanish colony of Alta California. It included present day U.S. California and Arizona, and portions of Nevada and Utah.
Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821 upon conclusion of the decade-long Mexican War of Independence. With the establishment of a republican government in 1823, Alta California, like many northern territories, was not recognized as one of the constituent States of Mexico because of its small population. The 1824 Constitution of Mexico refers to Alta California as a "territory".
- Province of the Californias — during (1776—1804) Spanish era
- History of California through 1899
- Conquest of California — Mexican-American War
- Category: Mexican California
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