Talk:Mexican-American War

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RJJensen 22:21, 23 December 2008 (EST)


At the moment of the information in question the name was Tejas not Texas. I have left Texas for the proper cases when it was Texas. It is not a question of if now Texas is the correct spelling but of what was the real name at those days. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 20:26, 24 December 2008 (EST)

The Americans always used "Texas" as the correct ENGLISH spelling as did the Texas republic. The point is that using Spanish spellings will confuse the readers. This is an English-language encyclopedia. Spanish versions of common English words are not needed when discussing a war in 1846. RJJensen 20:31, 24 December 2008 (EST)
Do you see in the image Tejas or Texas? The encyclopedia has to call the places by its correct name not the current name. Tejas was the official name at the time we are talking about.

Independencia Tejas.jpg

--User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 20:50, 24 December 2008 (EST)

well when do you think "Texas" became the official title?RJJensen 20:51, 24 December 2008 (EST)
It did not happen in one day as the older name had been used for long both by Spanish and Mexicans, and even by Sam Houston and his people. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 21:00, 24 December 2008 (EST)
The Declaration of Independence of Texas, March 2, 1836 could not be considered the starting date of the official name as it was a unilateral declaration. See: [1] For the difficult that the reader could have, it is better than learning an inaccurate name. --User:Joaquín Martínez, talk 21:49, 24 December 2008 (EST)