A.N.A Texas Timelines

This time will include important events in the Republic of Texas 

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1820 - Missouri Compromise

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The Missouri admitted as a slave state and Maine as a free state. This was done in effort to conserve the balance of power in congress between free and slave states.

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1829-1837 Andrew Jackson president of the U.S

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Andrew Jackson was elected the seventh presidents of the United States.

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1832- Nullification Crisis

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The Nullification Crisis was a united states sectional political crisis in which there was a confrontation between South Carolina and the federal government.

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1836-1845 Texas Republic

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The Republic of Texas was a independent supreme country in North America

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1836 Texas independence

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Texas declared its Independence from Mexico. The Texas Declaration of independence was signed at the birthplace of Texas.

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1836 Sam Houston is elected president

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Sam Houston was first elected president in 1836. He defeated Stephen F. Austin and henry smith

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1837-1841 Martin Van Buren president of the U.S

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Martin Van Buren was an American statesman who served as the eighth President of the United States from 1837 to 1841.

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1838 Mirabeau Lamar is elected president

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Mirabeau Lamar was vice president. He accepted presidency when in a letter, eleven of the fourteen members of the Texas Senate encouraged him to accept the hamination.

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1839 Chief Bowels ordered to lead Cherokees out of Texas

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Chief Bowels felt as through the cherokees were a threat and ordered a group of people, the Texas Rangers to lead them out of Texas.

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1840 Council House fight

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The Council House Fight, often referred to as the Council House Massacre, was a decidedly lopsided fight between soldiers and officials of the Republic of Texas and a delegation of Comanche chiefs during a peace conference in San Antonio on March 19, 1840.

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1841 Sam Houston is elected president of Texas

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Sam Houston was elected twice for President of the Republic of Texas. In the 1836 election, he defeated Stephen F. Austin and Henry Smith with a landslide of over 79% of the vote. Houston served from October 22, 1836, to December 10, 1838.

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June 1841 Santa Fe Expedition

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The expedition was unofficially initiated by the then President of Texas, Mirabeau B. Lamar, in an attempt to gain control over the lucrative Santa Fe Trail and further develop the trade links between Texas and New Mexico.

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1842 Mier Expedition

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The Mier expedition was an unsuccessful military operation launched in November 1842 by a Texian militia against Mexican border settlements; it was related to the Somervell expedition. It included a major battle at Ciudad Mieron December 26 and 27, 1842, which the Mexicans won.

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1844-1845 Anson Jones is elected president of Texas

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Anson Jones was a doctor, businessperson, member of Congress, and the fourth and last President of the Republic of Texas, sometimes called the "Architect of Annexation".

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1845 Texas annexed into the U.S

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The Texas annexation was the 1845 incorporation of the Republic of Texas into the United States of America, which was admitted to the Union as the 28th state on December 29, 1845.

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Compromise of 1850

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Senator Henry Clay introduced a series of resolutions on January 29, 1850, in an attempt to seek a compromise and avert a crisis between North and South.

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1854 Kansas-Nebraska Act

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The Kansas-Nebraska Act was passed by the U.S. Congress on May 30, 1854. It allowed people in the territories of Kansas and Nebraska to decide for themselves whether or not to allow slavery within their borders. The Act served to repeal the Missouri Compromise of 1820 which prohibited slavery north of latitude 36°30´.

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1857 Dred Scott v. Stanford

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One of the most controversial events preceding the American Civil War is the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in the case of Dred Scott v. Sanford.  The case had been brought before the court by Dred Scott, a slave who had lived with his owner in a free state before returning to the slave state of Missouri. Scott argued that his time spent in these locations entitled him to emancipation.

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1861 Sam Houston resigns as governor of Texas

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Sam Houston was removed from office after the Secession of Texas

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1861-1865 Civil war

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The American Civil War was fought in the United States from 1861 to 1865. The result of a long-standing controversy over slavery, war broke out in April 1861, when Confederates attacked Fort Sumter in South Carolina,



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