Texas Independence Day: History, Facts, Reason & How To Celebrate

Texas Independence Day: History, Facts, Reason & How To Celebrate

             On March 2, 1836, Texas adopted the Texas Declaration of Independence. This document signed by 59 delegates, settlers in Mexican Texas officially declared the Texas independence Day from Mexico and created the Republic of Texas.

Why we celebrate Texas Independence Day

Texas revolution, a war fought from October 1835 to April 1836 between Mexico and Texas. That resulted in Texas’s independence from Mexico and the founding of the Republic of Texas (1836-45).

This day is also observed as Sam Houston day, marking the birthday of the man who led the Texans to victory over Mexican troops at the battle of San Jacinto. It is an annual legal holiday in Texas.

How Texans Celebrate it?

On this day in schools, extra co-curricular activities are performed which remind us of our independence just like Act, band music, parade. Other activities include storytelling sessions or sports activities. Government workers choose to have a day off because it is a public holiday.

How long was Texas its own country?

Texas did not remain a Mexican possession for long. It became its own country, called the Republic of Texas, from 1836 until it agreed to join the United States in 1835. sixteen years later, it seceded along with 10 other states to form the Confederacy.

History of Texas

The spanished claimed texas in the 1500s and ruled over 200 years more till the1700s, the region was populated by Native Americans tribes who had been there for more than 10,000 years. During the period from A.D.1519 to 1848, all or parts of Texas were claimed by five countries; France, Spain, Mexico, the Republic of Texas, the United States of America – as well as the secessionist Confederate States of America in 1861-1865, during the American Civil War.

In 1680, the first European base was established along the Upper Rio Grande River, near modern El Paso Texas.

In 1682, the French colony is established at Fort Saint Louis, after sailing down and exploring the Mississippi River from New France and the Great Lakes. The colony was killed by native Americans after three years, but Spanish authorities tried to establish a settlement and keep their claim to the land.

Twenty years later, Spanish authorities again tried to colonize Texas the over the next 110 years, Spain establishes their empire .spain signed agreements with colonizers from the United States, bordering the province to the northeast ever since their Louisiana Purchase from the Emperor Napolean and his French empire in 1803. When Mexico won its Independence from Spain in 1821, Mexican Texas was part of the new nation.

Mexican allowed immigration from the United States, and by 1834, over 30,000 Angelo lived in Texas, compare do 7,800 Mexicans.

After Santa Anna’s dissolution of the Constitution of 1824 issues arises resulting in a confrontation in Gonzales, public sentiment in Mexican and Anglo. Texans turned towards revolution fought won the Texas revolution 1835-1836.

In 1845, Texas joined the United States, becoming the 28th states. After the conclusion of the Mexican-American War, with the treaty of  Guadalupe Hidalgo in 1848, Mexico recognize Texan independence.

Texas declared its secession from the United States in 1861 to join the Confederate United States of America.

Cotton, ranching, and farming increase the economy, with railroad construction after 1860 leads to the development of new cities. In the 19th century, Timber became an important industry in Texas.

In 1901 a petroleum discovery at Spindletop Hill was developed which is most productive oil well permanently transforming and increasing economy of Texas.

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