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The Texas Annexation
Transcript of The Texas Annexation
The Texas Annexation
Texas went to war with Mexico
Means of Taking it
The geography of Texas is like the typical south western state
The land annexed included parts of New Mexico, Texas, and Colorado.
Present States that make up the region
Texas was very large and has very fertile soil
Why did America want Texas?
Texas had lots of minerals
Natural Resources that made Texas valuable.
By Nathan and Timothy
Mexico allowed American settlers to farm there
More and more Americans came to Texas
Americans began to overwhelm Texas
Mexico said that Mexico was closed to further settlements
Americans didn't listen
Texas broke away from Mexico and became the Lone Star Republic.
They were their own country for 10 years!
Texas was then annexed into the USA by president James Polk in 1845
Sam Austin- important lawyer who helped get Texas' independence
Sam Houston- commander in chief and lead the Texas army to independence. Would become the first president of Texas
Davy Crockett- famous folk hero who defended the Alamo
General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna- Mexican General
America ended up loosing the battle.
Only the women, children and some slaves were spared
when news got to Sam Huston, he created an army to defeat Santa Anna. He wrote a famous speech which
started the term, Remember the Alamo
The Rio Grande river creates a natural border.
The climate was perfect for agriculture and growing crops
Texas declared their independence on March 2nd 1836
Most of all, Texas was desirable because the settlers wanted to grow cotton.
Texas would soon become very valuable due to the abundance of oil.
Texas has a total of 268,820 sq miles!
Fun Facts about Texas
It is still a hanging offense in Texas to steal cattle or to put graffiti on someone else’s cow. It is also illegal to indecently expose or swear in front of a corpse in Texas. In Galveston, Texas, it is illegal to have a camel run loose on the beach
Sam Houston (1793-1863) was the first president and first governor of Texas. The Cherokee, with whom he lived in Tennessee, called him “the Raven.” Though one of the most famous Texans, he was actually born in Virginia and served as governor of Tennessee. A statue of Sam Houston called a “Tribute to Courage” is the world’s largest freestanding statute of an American