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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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