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  • Our Findings On Texas's Economic Prosperity
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    those need for me the best. State of the State In this paper we are asked to read the text by Dr. Paul Brace, "State Government & Economic Performance", from that we are to decide as if we were the governor of the state of Kansas, which economic development strategy would be best for Kansas. Out of the four choices we were given, Arizona, Texas, Michigan, New York, I have chosen to argue for the example of Michigan. Before I go into great detail of the particular example I have chosen, let me gi...
  • Texas Annexation Treaty
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    Anthony Jones. King History 171 A October 31, 1997 WESTWARD EXPANSION The movement of people that has resulted in the settlement of America is one of the most fascinating and significant topics in the history of the United States. Nowhere else has an area of equal size been settled as a result of the initiative of small groups and individuals. Westward expansion helped stimulate the American economy. The first organized migration to California originated in Platte County, on the far western fron...
  • Texans And The Republic Of Texas
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    Texas Culture When the three of us decided to use Texas as our micro-culture, I thought it was a great idea. I am not a Texan, since by definition to be a Texan, you must have been born in Texas, no exceptions (web), but do consider myself an honorary Texan. My first experience with Texas was around 1983 when I visited the state. I was traveling quite extensively at that time and most of Texas was included in those travels. I had previously been in several other states in our nation but none see...
  • Allan Shivers
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    Throughout Texas history, there have been a number of men and women to serve in their government that have stood out from the rest. Allan Shivers has been one of those men who have stuck out not only as a sore thumb, but even more as one of Texas greatest politicians. Even though his come down from politics was a rough road, his accomplishments more than equal out a bad reputation. From rags to riches, he is a landmark in the lone star state. Allan Shivers was born Robert Allan Shivers on Octobe...
  • Independence Of Texas From Mexico
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    International borders have always been centers of conflict, and the U.S. -Mexican border is no exception. With Europe colonizing the New World, it was a matter of time before the powers collided. The Spanish settled what is today Mexico, while the English settled what is today the United States. When the two colonial powers did meet, it was not England and Spain, it was the United States and Mexico. By now both Counties had succeeded from their mother countries. The conflict that erupted between...
  • Independence Of Texas From Mexico
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    International borders have always been centers of conflict, and theU.S. -Mexican border is no exception. With the European colonizing the New World, it was a matter of time before the powers collided. The Spanish settled what is today Mexico, while the English settled what is to day the United States. When the two colonial powers did meet what is today the United States's southwest, it was not England and Spain. Rather the two powers were the United States and Mexico. Both Counties had broken of...
  • Eastern Texas Section Of The Coastal Plain
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    Texas, one of the West South Central states of the United States. It borders Mexico on the southwest and the Gulf of Mexico on the southeast. To the west is New Mexico, to the north and northeast lie Oklahoma and Arkansas, and Louisiana bounds Texas on the east. Austin is the capital of Texas. Houston is the largest city. Texas is the size of Ohio, Indiana, and all the New England and Middle Atlantic states combined, and its vast area encompasses forests, mountains, deserts and dry plains, and a...
  • Sectional Differences Between Slave And Free States
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    The sectional conflicts within the United States affected numerous domestic polices and even caused, in part, Andrew Jackson's election. Andrew Jackson's election was greatly affected by sectional differences because he represented only a portion of the United States, yet it was the portion with a majority of Electoral College votes. The sectional differences of the United States caused a protective tariff to be levied. The Missouri compromise was also affected by the differences between various...
  • Slavery Issue In California And Texas
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    Territorial expansion is most likely one of the most important steps that America took in becoming a self-sufficient nation. During the first half of the nineteenth century America blossomed in all directions. Through this growth there were risks America took and sacrifices that it made. Manifest destiny was the catalyst to territorial expansion and did bring around problems. Sectionalism emerged within the nation but nationalism still held strong. Throughout the first half of the 19th century t...
  • One Mexican Soldier
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    "To the people of Texas and all Americans in the World: I shall never surrender or retreat... I Am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what it is due to his honor and that of his country-VICTORY OR DEATH". This was a letter sent by William Barret Travis during the siege of the Alamo on February 24, 1836. It was a cry for help to anybody and everybody willing to listen. It all started in 1830 with Stephen Austin, a leader of American pioneers ...
  • Texas Statehood And Houston
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    Samuel Houston Samuel Houston is considered by most Texans to have been the greatest man to ever live. While this is their opinion, it is a fact that he was one of the most important men in Texas path to becoming a state. Samuel Houston was born near Lexington, Virginia on March 2, 1793. His parents started sending him to local school at the age of 8, but he was a very rebellious child and rarely attended class. Later in life, he was known to have said, By the time I was fourteen years of age I ...

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