tx political history - Pre- US statehood Texas was part of...

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Pre- US statehood Texas was part of a Mexican federal republic after it gained independence from Spain Coahuila y Tejas together formed a state in Mexico Their Constitution was established in 1827 The Republic of Texas 1836-1846 Texas declared independence from Mexico on 1836 Texas writes its first Constitution in 1836 establishing it as its own independent republic (it was a country!) Political factions revolved around Sam Houston’s views Sam Houston advocated peaceful relations with Native American Indians Anti-Houston forces led by Lamar Lamar wanted was expansionist who didn’t believe Anglos and Natives could coexist peacefully Texas voters approved annexation to US in 1836 BUT Texas did not get annexed until DECEMBER 29, 1845, 28 th state Early Statehood and Secession 1846-1864 Early state politics revolved around pro-union versus secessionist views Sam Houston was a strong unionist and was alarmed by secessionists attitudes in Texas After Lincoln was elected in 1860 a Texas secessionist convention met to secede from the union Texas was then admitted into the Confederate States of America
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This note was uploaded on 09/08/2010 for the course GOVT GOVT 2306 taught by Professor U.garza during the Fall '10 term at Austin Community College.

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