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Texas Early Statehood

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Laura Flanagan

on 6 February 2017

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Transcript of Texas Early Statehood

28th state
Texas Early Statehood
In December of 1845 Texas was named the 28th state of the U.S.A. The state of Texas developed its own state government and constitution that was based on the constitution and government of the United States. Texas declared that only white men could vote.
1845-1861
Debate if Texas is a state
Texas was eventually a state after years of debate.Texans wanted to be part of America, but many Americans did not want Texas, because Texas would be a slave state and Texas could start a war with Mexico over where the border should be.
European Immigration

Later after Texas was a state, large amounts of Europeans immigrated to Texas through Galveston.They came to Texas for land.
1845
Mexican and American War
The Mexican and American war started in 1846. The two nations fought over the location of the border between Texas and Mexico. The war ended in 1848.
1846-1848
End of War Makes the U.S. Happy About Texas
The agreement ending the war said the Mexican border would be the Rio Grande. It also said that Mexico would later give more land that would become CA, AZ, NM, UT, NV, WY, and CO. The U.S. said Texas could join now that the border was decided if California could be a free state.
During early statehood Texas went through some tough times but in the end the U.S. was happy to have Texas.
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