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Texan History

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Texan, which is the 28th state in the United States, was once separate from the rest of the Union as many states were. It was once also a Republic of its own. The Texans held a convention at Washington on the Brazos and adopted a declaration of independence on March 2, 1836. It shared a constitution similar to the United States as well. Though, throughout 1845 Texas grew a debt from 1 million to 8 million dollars. Because many people felt that letting Texas further live on its own would later damage the development of the United states. In 1844 it was called for an annexation, in which the state would be adopted with a state constitution.

Unfortunately the annexation brought along questions over slavery. Also, Mexico hadn't ever recognized Texas as a republic and was slow to accept it as part of the United States. Finally on December 29, 1845 Texas official was admitted to the Union. Disputes with Mexico over boundary lines led to Mexican War in 1846. The US victory led to the Rio Grande-El Paso international border that would separate the two countries.

In the early 1900s, Texas was settling down and becoming somewhat more "civilized". Most of the Rio Grande area became secured by Texas Rangers, though there were brief skirmishes with bandit-revolutionaries during the Mexican rebellion against a succession of corrupt Mexican presidents between 1911 and 1916. A 1919 investigation into the border problems revealed that the Texas Ranger played a role in fanning the flames through their vigilante behavior, especially along the lower Rio Grande. One of the last famous Ranger actions was the pursuit and killing of Texas bank robbers Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow in the late 20's. The rangers soon evolved into the state highway patrol under the Department of Public Safety.

Pancho Villa a cattle rustler and bandit, became an important figure in the Chihiahua takeover and other battles. At first the US public was glamorized...


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