The Lone Star Nation

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The Lone Star Nation reflects the efforts put forth by single individuals that eventually changes the lone star state forever. Specific Texan heroes Stephen Austin who founded Texas, along with Sam Houston who led the Texas army and who was the governor. William Travis and his love for Rosanna was discovered while James Bowie, and David Crockett stood up and fought for the Alamo. One dictator whose procedures drove the colonists against him but impacted Texas to this day was Santa Anna. At this time of Texas making its way as a state, Andrew Jackson was president. Lone Star Nation shows how Texas rose as a territory in the 1820s to every main event and battle caused by or for Texas. Texas had its victory’s like the Alamo down to the …show more content…
Moses began his journey to establish the territories that belong to Mexico and the part that belonged to the United States. Wanting to make this area his colony, he had to defend himself from the British and French. In 1798, Moses led his family and followers into Tennessee creating a 3 month journey. Being attacked by Indians and the French, Moses’ continued defending his colony. Along with John Smith and James Wilkinson, the American Economy started to effect Moses’ plan. At this time, Moses now wanted Texas even knowing it was Spanish territory. Years later during this journey, Moses contracted malaria, which eventually killed him. “Tell dear Stephen that it is his dying father’s last request to prosecute the enterprise that he had commenced”, Moses told his wife Mary (Brands 24-25). For many years before this, the territory of Texas was explored by many Spanish conquistadors and rebels including Cabeza de Vaca, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, La Salle, Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla, Jose Bernardo Gutierrez de Lara, and many more along with Americans. “During the eighteenth and earl nineteenth centuries, while the Spanish were approaching Texas from the south and the Americans and French from the east, another people, more formidable than either the Europeans or the Americans, entered Texas from the north” (Brands 44). This group was called the Comanche tribe whom were ready to explore. The Spanish liked the