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The Republic of Texas, 1836

The Republic of Texas, 1836

The Republic of Texas - Display your love for Texas by hanging this beautiful print poster on your wall - Great for Dads or Grads and Boardrooms and Bedrooms - www.paristexasco.com

The Republic of Texas - Display your love for Texas by hanging this beautiful print poster on your wall - Great for Dads or Grads and Boardrooms and Bedrooms - www.paristexasco.com

March 2, 1863 the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed.  It was quickly drafted by George C. Childress, Edward Conrad, James Gaines, Bailey Hardeman, and Collin McKinney.  The battle at the Alamo was already taking place during this time.  Fifty-nine delegates signed this document to separate from Mexico and become the Republic of Texas.

March 2, 1863 the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed. It was quickly drafted by George C. Childress, Edward Conrad, James Gaines, Bailey Hardeman, and Collin McKinney. The battle at the Alamo was already taking place during this time. Fifty-nine delegates signed this document to separate from Mexico and become the Republic of Texas.

Sam Houston was sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas on October 22, 1836.

Today in Texas History: Sam Houston becomes Texas president — for the second time

Sam Houston was sworn in as the first president of the Republic of Texas on October 22, 1836.

Sam Houston - governor of Tennessee at age 36; marshaled the army that won Texas independence; President of the Republic of Texas; U.S. Senator for the State of Texas and Governor of the State of Texas when the civil war began.  Because of his ardent defense of the Union and refusal to swear allegiance to the Confederacy, he was deposed as governor in 1861 and vilified by Texans when he died of pneumonia in 1863.  His last dying words to his wife Margaret, "Texas, Margaret ... Texas."

10 Fascinating Facts About the Battle of the Alamo

Sam Houston - governor of Tennessee at age 36; marshaled the army that won Texas independence; President of the Republic of Texas; U.S. Senator for the State of Texas and Governor of the State of Texas when the civil war began. Because of his ardent defense of the Union and refusal to swear allegiance to the Confederacy, he was deposed as governor in 1861 and vilified by Texans when he died of pneumonia in 1863. His last dying words to his wife Margaret, "Texas, Margaret ... Texas."

Texas is 791 miles long (just over 268,000 square miles). This map shows how far away 791 miles stretch from our borders.

Texas is 791 miles long (just over 268,000 square miles). This map shows how far away 791 miles stretch from our borders.

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