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Problems faced by the Republic of Texas Financial Difficulties Unrest in the Army Indian Conflicts Trouble with Mexico Need for Official Recognition from Foreign Countries
Which of the following identifies a consequence of the problems listed above?
President Houston believed most of these problems could be solved by attracting greater numbers of Anglo-American immigrants to Texas.
Because Texas was unable to solve these problems as a separate republic, President Houston and others supported U.S. annexation.
President Jones raised an army and navy in order to attract new settlers, who would then pay more in taxes and end the financial crisis.
The Republic of Texas solved most of these problems by signing a treaty with Mexico guaranteeing future cooperation.
What was the main reason why the U.S. Congress refused to annex Texas in 1837–1838?
Congressional leaders feared annexation would bring a war with the Comanche Indians.
Americans did not want to grant U.S. citizenship to large numbers of former Mexicans.
Congressional leaders did not want to be burdened with the large public debt of the Republic of Texas.
Northern states did not want to permit a new slave state to enter the Union
Which right was included in the Declaration of Rights found at the end of the Constitution of the Republic of Texas?
The right to vote for both men and women
Freedom from servitude for people of all races
The right to obtain hereditary privileges and honors
Freedom to speak, write or publish opinions on any subject
Declaration of Rights This declaration of rights is declared to be a part of this constitution, and shall never be violated on any pretence whatever … 3rd. No preference shall be given by law to any religious denomination or mode or worship over another, but every person shall be permitted to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience. —Constitution of the Republic of Texas (1836)
This section from the Texas Constitution of 1836 guaranteed—
individual equality before the law
freedom of religion
freedom of speech
due process of law
One way in which the Constitution of the Republic of Texas differed from the Federal Constitution of Mexico was that it—
gave citizens the right to vote
established the rule of law
guaranteed freedom of religion
1845 was significant to Texas history because in that year—
Mexico achieved its independence from Spain
Texas declared its independence from Mexico
Texas was annexed by the United States
Texas seceded from the United States
The U.S. Constitution and Texas Constitution are similar in that they both include the idea of shared power between the states and national government, known as
Separation of Powers
Which of the following are true statements regarding Mirabeau B. Lamar’s policies as president of the Republic of Texas?
He favored westward expansion and developed the educational system
He named Houston as the capital and was in favor of annexation to the United States
He served as the Republic of Texas’ first president
He worked for peace with the many American Indian tribes
Anson Jones was a leader during –
The Mexican War
The Texas Revolution
The Mier Expedition
The main idea of this cartoon is --
moving the capital to Columbia
keeping the capital at Washington-on the-Brazos
moving the capital to Galveston
keeping the capital in Austin
In 1844, the voters of Texas were given the choice between annexation and --
war with Mexico
war with Great Britain
At first the U.S opposed annexing Texas because it was concerned with –
Increasing the population of the U.S.
The large amount of Texas debt
the large number of Anti-federalists in Texas
Texas not taxing its citizens
When President Houston started his second term of office, he immediately --
declared war on Mexico
stopped negotiations with the Native Americans
cut government spending, attempting to eliminate Texas debt
cut ties with U.S. President Jackson
The Mier Expedition was an example of --
the ongoing dispute over the Texas-Mexico border
Houston's policy for dealing with Mexico
troops taking revenge instead of obeying orders
the refusal of citizens to pay taxes
The white man and the Indian cannot dwell in harmony together. Nature forbids it…I experience no difficulty in deciding on the proper policy to be pursued towards them. It is to push a rigorous [harsh] war against them; pursuing them to their hiding places without mitigation [relief] or compassion, until they shall be made to feel that flight from our borders without hope of return is preferable to the scourges [horrors] of war.
Which president of the Republic of Texas most likely spoke these words?
David G. Burnet
Mirabeau B. Lamar
President Lamar is sometimes called the "Father of Texas Education" because he -
founded the University of Texas
set aside lands to support public schools and universities
had been a school teacher before being elected president
passed a law requiring all children to attend school
President Lamar wanted –
Native Americans to have land in Texas they could call their own
to make the Sabine River the boundary between Texas and Mexico
to use U.S. dollars as the Republic's currency
Texas to remain a Republic and to expand its territory to the Rio Grande
Which president's spending policies were most responsible for the Republic of Texas's rising debt?
David G. Burnet
Mirabeau B. Lamar
This illustration of the new Texas capital at Austin illustrates which of the qualities that made it attractive to Lamar?
It had almost no residents.
It was close to lands occupied by American Indians.
It was on the Texas frontier.
It had a lot of land suitable for ranching.
In 1841, President Lamar organized an expedition to Santa Fe. About 320 merchants and soldiers set out from Austin in June. The group lost its way and ran low on water and supplies. Indian attacks slowed its progress, too. Almost three months later, the group reached its destination. Instead of welcoming the party, residents captured them. They marched the Texans to Mexico City and put them in prison. The Santa Fe expedition angered Mexico. However, in later years it strengthened Texans’ claim to present-day West Texas.
This passage from the text illustrates which of the following?
the desire within Texas for annexation by the United States
the dream of expanding the Republic of Texas to the west
The worsening relationship between Texas and Mexico after independence
The growing influence of the United States within Texas after independence
What was the first nation to recognize the Republic of Texas as an independent nation?
Juan Seguín served the cause of Texas in many different ways. For example, at Gonzales, Seguín led a force that helped protect Sam Houston and his force as it retreated. He also led the one Tejano unit to fight at San Jacinto. Yet, while Seguín won admiration and respect from many Anglos in Texas, he was hated as a traitor by many Mexicans.
After having helped Texas achieve independence, Seguín served in the Texas Senate. While he was loyal to Texas, he also fought for the rights of Tejanos in the new republic. For example, he helped promote laws that would ensure the use of Spanish for publication of laws in Texas.
This passage summarizes
the important contributions of Tejanos to the Texas Revolution.
the relative lack of support General Santa Anna had among Tejanos.
the relative little political power of Tejanos in Texas at the time.
the strong divisions between Anglos and Tejanos during the Texas Revolution.
Which level of government in Texas is responsible for keeping most public records, including property deeds and most birth and death certificates?
Which official serves as the chief executive of the State of Texas?
Head Coach at University Of Texas
Articles of the U.S. Constitution
Articles of the Texas Constitution (1876)
Article I: Legislative Power
Article 1. Bill of Rights
Article II: Executive Power
Article 2. The Powers of Government
Article III: Judicial Power
Article 3. Legislative Department
Article IV: The States
Article 4. Executive Department
Article V: Amending Process
Article 5. Judicial Department
Article VI: Supremacy of Federal Law
Article 6. Suffrage
Article VII: Ratification Process
Article 7. Education
Article 8. Taxation and Revenue
Article 9. Counties
Article 10. Railroads
Article 11. Municipal Corporations
Article 12. Private Corporations
Article 13. Spanish and Mexican Land Titles (Repealed, 1969)
Article 14. Public Lands and Land Office
Article 15. Impeachment
Article 16. General Provisions
Article17. Amending the State Constitution
Based on the chart, how are these two constitutions similar?
Each declares the supremacy of its laws.
Each has articles on education and voting
Each establishes three branches of government.
Each has provisions for private and municipal corporations.