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Convention of 1836: Texas Independence


Lindsey Yoo

on 13 January 2013

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The Convention of 1836: Texas Independence By: Lindsey Yoo 55. Why do you think George Childress was chosen to write the declaration?
A. He was experienced, because he was a newspaper editor.
B. He was the leader of the delegates.
C. People voted for him to write the declaration.
D. All of the above.
E. None of the above. Important People:


Events: The Convention of 1836 Texas Independence Questions The delegates were elected February 1st, 1836 The Convention met on March 1st, 1836 The delegates gathered and declared Texas independent the next day, March 2nd. They wrote a constitution within 2 weeks later. agenda edmodo code: aayeda Monday:
Friday: The Delegates-
Two Tejanos, Jose Antonio Navarro, and Jose Fransico Ruitz.
59 delegates came in all. A lot of the delegates were from the U.S.
Elected Richard Ellis as chairperson.
Formed a committee headed by George Childress.
Childress was a newspaper editor from Tennessee and he wrote the draft of the Texas Declaration of Independence.
Government (Temporary):
David G. Burnet-President
Lorenzo de Zavala- Vice President
Samuel P. Carson-Secretary of state The Texas declaration of Independence was based on the U.S. Declaration, written by Thomas Jefferson 60 years earlier. The declaration has three main sections:
First Section- declares the right of revolution
Second Section- lists the grievances, or complaints against the central government
Third Section- proclaims independence and pledges the support of all who sign the declaration. March 2nd is recognized as Texas Independence Day, because the Consultation adopted the Texas Declaration of Independence that day, March 2nd, 1836. This convention framed and issued the Texas Declaration of Independence March 1st, 1836: Convention of 1836
March 2nd, 1836: Texas Declaration of Independence
March 3rd, 1836: Members started signing the Declaration. Convention of 1836
Texas Declaration of Independence "When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty, and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived...." 56. What was the purpose of the Texas Declaration of Independence?
A. Declares the right of revolution
B. Lists the grievances, or complaints, against the central government.
C. Proclaims Independence and pledges the support of all who signs the declaration
D. All of the above
E. None of the Above
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