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Title: The Republic of Texas and Statehood


1
The Republic of Texas and Statehood
2
Copy on the first page in the 3rd section of the
notebook
  • Conceptual Question
  • How can conflict create change?
  • Debatable Question
  • Is growth and change through expansion positive
    or negative?

3
Copy the Vocabulary in the designated section in
your notebook
  • Republic government in which the power rests in
    its citizens who vote for representatives
  • Annexation something being added or attached to
    something, like territory

4
Review
  • Texans win the Battle of San Jacinto and the
    Revolution on April 21, 1836
  • Santa Anna signs the Treaty of Velasco on May 14,
    1836
  • Texas becomes its own country
  • The Republic of Texas!

5
From this
6
To this
7
To this
8
1st President
  • Sam Houston is elected in a landslide
  • 1st term 1836 - 1838
  • Makes Houston the first capital
  • Elected again as the third president (1841-1844)

9
2nd President
  • Mirabeau Lamar is elected because Houston cannot
    serve back to back terms
  • Served 1838 - 1841
  • Moves capital to Austin

10
3rd President (4th term)
  • Anson Jones
  • Presided over Annexation

11
The Republic of Texas 1836-1845
  • Problems
  • Unrest in the army
  • Debt (No money)
  • Native American raids
  • Border Debates
  • Troubles with Mexico
  • Education
  • Getting independence recognized from other
    countries
  • What conclusion can you draw from this list of
    problems?

12
Their Policies
  • Houston
  • Lamar
  • Pro-Annexation
  • Compromise with Natives
  • Little Military
  • Try to borrow Money
  • Capital in Houston
  • Future Governor
  • Remain a Country
  • Remove the Natives
  • Increase Military
  • Increase paper currency
  • Capital in Austin
  • Father of Education

13
Protection
  • Texans faced conflicts with Natives in the West
    and Mexicans along the border
  • Stephen Austin created the Texas Rangers, but
    they grew during the Republic
  • Jack Coffee Hays the most famous Ranger
  • Lamar believed the Texans
  • needed a Navy, their commander
  • was Edwin Moore.

14
Statehood 1845-present
  • Texas is annexed (added) to the U.S. in 1845 as
    the 28th state
  • Texas becomes the only state in the union to have
    once been a country
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