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Republic of Texas: Section 2 President Lamar Takes Over He and Houston have differing views. What is considered President Lamar’s greatest achievement? Why did Houston not serve a second term? How many years was the president’s term?. Main Issues of Lamar’s Presidency.

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Republic of texas section 2 president lamar takes over he and houston have differing views

Republic of Texas: Section 2President Lamar Takes OverHe and Houston have differing views

What is considered President Lamar’s greatest achievement?

Why did Houston not serve a second term?

How many years was the president’s term?


Main issues of lamar s presidency

Main Issues of Lamar’s Presidency

  • Education: Lamar believed education was necessary in a republic. WHY?

  • Accomplishments:

  • land set aside for schools in each county. Were the counties the same as today?

  • Land set aside to produce income to pay for building two major universities.

  • Money came from grazing leases.


Permanent university fund

Permanent University Fund

  • The original land in central Texas was traded for less valuable land in west Texas. About 2 million acres of poor, dry grazing land did not produce much income.

  • 1923: The Santa Rita #1 oil well came in on PUF lands. Texas public education was RICH! The lands were full of oil and created two of the best public universities in the nation: University of Texas and Texas A&M.


Capital of texas moves to austin

Capital of Texas moves to Austin

  • In 1836, Houston was chosen as the capital of Texas, but this was temporary.

  • 1839: The present site of Austin was chosen to build the capital.

  • What does the name Austin reflect?

  • What factors contributed to the site being chosen?


Native americans

Native Americans

  • Unlike Sam Houston who had promised the Cherokees title to their lands in East Texas, Lamar did not believe they had any claim to the land.

  • 1839, Texas army attacked the Cherokees on the Neches River, close to Van, Texas.

  • Over 100 Cherokees were killed including Chief Bowles. Survivors were moved across the Red River out of Texas.


Comanche problems

Comanche Problems

  • Comanche raids on outlying settlements

  • Comanches took settlers captive

  • Meeting in San Antonio to trade captives and negotiate a peace didn’t work

  • Comanches did not bring but one hostage

  • Attempts to hold the Comanche negotiators hostage until the captives were released led to the Council House Fight: greatest blunder in the history of Texan-Native American relations, resulting in years of warfare and many deaths.


Texas rangers fight comanches and kiowas

Texas Rangers fight Comanches and Kiowas

  • Texas Rangers were the front line of frontier justice.

  • The Rangers grew as Texas got tough with Indian conflicts and patrols of the Mexican border.

  • The Texas Rangers are still used in law enforcement in Texas, today

  • Who was the actor who portrayed a Texas Ranger?


Financial difficulties

Financial Difficulties

  • Lamar’s policies were expensive.

  • Indian wars, rebuilding the navy were costly and attempts to borrow from the U.S. didn’t work.

  • Texas debt was increasing and Texas money was worth almost nothing.


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