The Texas Constitutions: An Overview
This paper reviews the events that led to the creating of four specific constitutions as well as providing a brief overview of the history of constitution making in Texas.
# 65226 | 906 words | 7 sources | APA | 2006 |
Published on May 01, 2006 in History (U.S. Before 1865) , Law (Constitution) , Political Science (General)
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This paper discusses how in the early 1830s, as Mexico became entrenched in its own civil war, ideas began forming for new laws and independence for the state of Texas. This paper contains dates and pertinent facts regarding the annexation and the drafting of Texas' first U.S. state constitution as well as explaining how through its long legacy of settlement, Texas became a land that fought forces battling for its soil and resulted in a state that was known for adopting new forms of government.
From the Paper:"In the early 1830s, as Mexico became entrenched in its own civil war, ideas began forming for new legislation and independence for the state of Texas. Representatives Stephen Austin and Sam Houston were the most prominent lobbyists to the Mexican government for these rights. As the 1830's progressed, however, revolutionary sentiment began brewing throughout Texas as Santa Anna continued to ignore their requests and began to transform the government into an open dictatorship. By mid-1835, Texans had had the last straw. In a bloody battle in San Antonio, which ended in Mexican defeat, the revolution began. It would result in the famous showdown at the Alamo, in which 183 Texans were killed, and further spark their desire for independence."
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