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Title: The Republic of Texas


1
The Republic of Texas
  • 1836 - 1845

Chapter 11
2
Presidents of the Republic of Texas
  • Sam Houston (1836 - 1838)
  • 1st President of the Republic of Texas
  • Sam Houston (1841 -1844)
  • 3rd President of the Republic of Texas
  • Mirabeau B Lamar (1838 - 1841)
  • 2nd President of the Republic of Texas
  • Known as the Father of Education in Texas
  • Dr Anson Jones (1844 - 1846)
  • 4th and final President of the Republic of Texas
  • President when Texas became a state of the
    United States

3
Sam Houston (1836 - 1838)
  • Problems Houston faced during his first term
  • Death of Stephen F Austin (Dec 27, 1836)
  • Annexation
  • Relations with Mexico
  • Native Americans
  • Finances
  • The Texas Capital

4
Annexation
  • Most Texans favored annexation to the United
    States
  • Houston worked hard for annexation
  • United States said NO because of the issue of
    slavery

5
Relations with Mexico
  • Mexico refused to recognize Texass Independence
  • Houston tried to prevent a new war by replacing
    the commander of the army, Felix Huston, with
    Albert Sidney Johnston
  • Huston refused to step down and challenged
    Johnston to a duel where he shot him
  • Houston solved the problem by sending all but 600
    soldiers home to prevent further fighting

6
Native Americans
  • Houston worked to maintain peace with Native
    Americans
  • Sent Texas Rangers to protect settlers on the
    frontier

7
Finances
  • Texas was in financial trouble
  • Spend less
  • Raise property taxes
  • More customs duties
  • Issue promissory notes
  • Texas debt rose to 1 million

8
The Texas Capital
  • Sam Houston moved the Texas Capital from Columbia
    (too small) to a new town that would be named
    Houston

9
Mirabeau B Lamar (1838 - 1841)
  • Lamar brings a different approach to these
    problems
  • Annexation
  • Relations with Mexico
  • Native Americans
  • Finances
  • The Texas Capital
  • Education

10
Annexation
  • Lamar was against annexation
  • He wanted Texas to remain independent
  • He dreamed that one day Texas would stretch all
    the way to the Pacific Ocean

11
Relations with Mexico
  • Lamar sent the new Texas Navy to help Yucatecan
    rebels fight Mexico
  • Lamar organized the Santa Fe Expedition
  • Army sent to convince New Mexico that it was part
    of Texas
  • Expedition ran out of supplies and surrendered to
    Mexican troops
  • Prisoners taken to Mexico
  • The failure of the Santa Fe Expedition ended
    Lamars dream of expanding Texas

12
Native Americans
  • Lamar wanted to kill or drive all Native
    Americans out of Texas
  • Battle of the Neches 100 Cherokees killed
    including Chief Bowles for not leaving their land
  • Council House Fight Comanche chiefs killed when
    they came to peace talks in San Antonio
  • Battle of Plum Creek 100 Comanches killed in
    ambush after a large raid on Anglo settlements

13
Finances
  • Issued more promissory notes called red backs
  • Offered land to families moving to Texas
  • Debt rose to almost 7 million

14
The Texas Capital
  • Moved the capital to a new location on the
    Colorado River called Waterloo
  • It would later be renamed Austin in honor of
    Stephen F Austin

15
Education
  • Lamar is best known for his contributions to
    public education
  • He sat aside land in each county for public
    schools

16
Sam Houston (1841 - 1844)
  • Texas would again try to join the United States
  • Houston would work to improve relations with
    Native Americans
  • Houston would cut spending and sell the Texas Navy

17
New Problems with Mexico
  • Mexico invaded Texas twice during 1842 capturing
    San Antonio each time
  • Houston sent General Somervell to protect the
    border
  • Some troops disobeyed orders and attacked Mexico
    this was called the Mier Expedition
  • The Texans were captured and some were executed
    in the Drawing of the Black Beans

18
The Texas Capital
  • Sam Houston wanted to move the capital back to
    Houston
  • Angelina Eberly and the citizens of Austin wanted
    the capital to stay
  • In the Archives War Austin residents shot at
    Houstons men who came to take the state archives
  • The capital stayed in Austin

19
Dr Anson Jones (1844 - 1846)
  • Jones followed most of Houstons policies
    including pushing for annexation
  • While Jones was president Texas was annexed by
    the United States through a joint resolution in
    Congress
  • Texas became the 28th state

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