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date: 15 August 2020

Texas Republic and Annexation. 

Source:
The Oxford Companion to United States History
Author(s):
Paul D. LackPaul D. Lack

The leaders of the Republic of Texas (1836–1845) steered it through a crisis-filled decade before finally achieving their original goal of annexation to the United States. This sprawling nation of limited resources and boundless ambitions was born from rebellion against Mexico. The issues dividing Mexico and Texas, a department of the state of Coahuila, centered on Texas's resistance to firmer control by the central government, in contrast to the weak governance system established by the Constitution of ... ...

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