The Texas Revolution : An Infectious Emotion Among The Population Of The Southern State

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The Texas Revolution There are many reasons why the hearts and eyes of Texans glow when asked about their home state. Texas pride seems an infectious emotion among the population of the southern state. This could stem from any number of things but there is one facet of Texas’ history that warrants a great deal of pride, and that is the Texas Revolution. The event breeds pride partly because no state in the US can boast of individual sovereignty preceding statehood. Although the rebellion occurred before Texas’ annexation, without any aid from an official United States Army, the confrontation will forever be celebrated as a quintessential piece of American history. Almost 50 years had passed since the British left and the United States of America was formed. Mexico won its independence from Spain near the end of 1821. The roots of the rebellion originated shortly after this. As westward expansion in the United States grew, many looked at Mexico as their escape. The United States was attentive to Mexico’s decade long war for independence and offered to purchase the land twice but were only denied. Mexico did need revenue, but they felt strongly about keeping Texas, so they devised a plan to populate it with more Mexicans. In 1825 the government introduced an immigration program to get settlers to inhabit areas north of the Rio Grande River (Haynes 57). The government would give a giant section of land to an “empresario” who agreed to have a certain number of families…

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