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REPUBLIC OF TEXAS. Name: Date: Period: Teacher:. TEXAS REPUBLIC 1836 - 1838. President: Sam Houston Vice President: Mirabeau B. Lamar Secretary of State: Stephen F. Austin. Picture source: www.lsjunction.com/people/houston.htm. WHY NOT ANNEX TEXAS?.

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Name date period teacher

REPUBLIC

OF

TEXAS

Name:

Date:

Period:

Teacher:


Texas republic 1836 1838

TEXAS REPUBLIC 1836 - 1838

President:

Sam Houston

Vice President: Mirabeau B. Lamar

Secretary of State: Stephen F. Austin

Picture source: www.lsjunction.com/people/houston.htm


Why not annex texas

WHY NOT ANNEX TEXAS?

The U.S. was hesitant to annex Texas because…

  • they did not want to anger Mexico.

  • Texas had too high of a debt.

  • Texas was a slave state.


Native americans conflict with texans

NATIVE AMERICANS CONFLICT WITH TEXANS

  • Why do you think the Native Americans did NOT like the Anglo American settlers?

    • (answers will vary)

President Houston called in the Texas Rangers to protect the interests of the Native Americans.


Texas in debt

TEXAS IN DEBT

Texas Attempts to Raise Money

  • Congress placed a tariff on various goods imported into Texas.

  • Congress imposed property taxes, business taxes and land title fees.


Texas republic 1838 1840

TEXAS REPUBLIC 1838 - 1840

President: Mirabeau B. Lamar

Picture source: www.lsjunction.com/people/lamar.htm


Mirabeau lamar s policies

MIRABEAU LAMAR’S POLICIES

  • Texas Annexation

    • against annexation

    • wanted Texas to become a great nation

  • Education

    • wanted to improve education

    • felt the citizens should be educated to make informed decisions

  • Native Americans

    • believed the Native Americans had no claim to the land in Texas


Lamar spends money

LAMAR SPENDS MONEY

  • Indian wars cost nearly $2.5 million

  • reorganization of the navy

  • purchased several ships

  • the navy was kept on active duty

Debt at the end of Lamar’s term: $7 million


Houston s second term

Economic Policy

eliminated dozens of government positions

cut the size of the army

sold navy ships

Peace Policy

Houston felt the Native Americans had certain rights and there should be peace.

HOUSTON’S SECOND TERM


The mier expedition

The Battle

The Texans attacked the town expecting an easy victory.

After 2 days of fighting, the Texans surrendered.

The Texans were marched to Mexico City.

Some escaped during the journey but were recaptured.

Black Bean Drawing

Santa Anna was back in power.

Every tenth prisoner was ordered to be executed.

Black beans were placed on to

Officers were forced to draw first.

THE MIER EXPEDITION


The last president of texas

THE LAST PRESIDENT OF TEXAS

President:Dr. Anson Jones

Picture source: www.lsjunction.com/people/jones.htm

…opposed the annexation of Texas by the United States


Houston and lamar s policies

HOUSTON AND LAMAR’S POLICIES


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