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Road to Texas Independence - Chapter Summary
When studying this Road to Texas Independence chapter, you'll see animated lessons that contain facts about the history of the state and its annexation. This is useful information to know if you would like comprehensive knowledge of American history. Some of the chapter's topics include the following:
- Reason why it took five different presidents to get Texas annexed into the United States
- Purpose of the Mexican Federal Constitution of 1824
- Events that occurred with the Fredonian Rebellion
- Review the history of the Republic of Texas
- Contributions of Stephen F. Austin to Texas history
- Role of Sam Houston in Texas
- The important facts about the Alamo
- How Texas can be broken down into four regions
We use brief and engaging lessons to make learning and reviewing the material in this chapter fun and effective. If at any point you find yourself struggling through the chapter or you have a question, reach out to our instructors. These experts have designed this information and will be more than happy to assist you through your studying journey.
1. Manifest Destiny's Texas Annexation Problem
Find out why it took five presidents (Jackson, Van Buren, Harrison, Tyler and Polk) to get Texas annexed into the U.S. and added as a state during the era of Manifest Destiny.
2. The Mexican Federal Constitution of 1824
Mexico has had several national constitutions in its history. In this lesson, we are going to check out the Constitution of 1824, and see how it redefined the goals of the nation.
3. The Fredonian Rebellion of 1826: Causes & Effects
Haden and Benjamin Edwards were brothers with big ideas on how to make money in Mexican-controlled Texas in the early 1800s. However, despite their best efforts, their attempt failed in every imaginable way!
4. Republic of Texas: History & Overview
In this lesson, we explore the short-lived Republic of Texas. After declaring independence from Mexico in 1836, Texas remained an independent country before becoming a state of the U.S.A. in 1845.
5. Stephen F. Austin: Biography, Facts & Quotes
Stephen F. Austin is called the 'father of Texas' for his role in establishing the first American colony in Texas. Though he served as mediator between Mexico and Texas, in time, he supported Texas independence.
6. Sam Houston: History, Significance & Facts
Sam Houston was a leading figure in the history of Texas. He was a Texan general and president, and after the state joined the Union, he was the governor Texas and one of its first senators.
7. The Alamo: History & Facts
Missions have been built for centuries all over the world, but few have a history as meaningful as one in south Texas. This lesson will teach you about the Alamo.
8. What are the Four Regions of Texas?
The geography of Texas is hugely varied, from beaches to mountains. You can break Texas down into four main regions, divided by rivers, escarpments and other natural features.
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