Treaty of “Limits” 1828

The US and Mexico signed the Treaty of Limits on January 12, 1828, a few decades before the Mexican-American War.  As Mexican historians will attest, given that the US subsequently stole about a third of the Republic of Mexico, the name of the treaty was … well … very ironic.  The treaty was signed by Joel Poinsett, first US Minister to Mexico, who also named the famous Poinsettia flowers after himself.  Poinsett was a botanist and physician, as well as a politician.