Slavery and the 1861 Texas Declaration of Causes
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The paper discusses how the Texas "Declaration of Causes" was the instrument of secession written by Texans and voted on in February 1861. The paper describes how the document firmly points to slavery and the racist beliefs of its authors as the reason for secession. The paper looks at how the document outlines a defense of slavery based on the Constitution, religion and beliefs in both the superiority of Whites and the beneficial nature of slavery.
From the Paper:""A declaration of the causes which impel the State of Texas to secede from the Federal Union" clearly points to slavery and racial beliefs as the key issues driving Texas to secede from the Union in February of 1861.* While several other matters are mentioned in Texas' instrument of secession, even their Constitutional justification for secession is based mainly on protecting slavery. The third paragraph of the Declaration paraphrases the Preamble to the U.S. Constitution, noting that in 1845 Texas joined the U.S. "...to promote her welfare, insure domestic tranquility [sic] and secure more...""
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