1. When did Austin become the capital of Texas? Why do you think it was chosen as the capital over more thriving cities? In the 1830s, the pioneers started to stay in the central Austin territory, near The Colorado River. Later Mirabeau B. Lamar, the Vice President of the Republic of Texas, stayed around the central Austin area during a buffalo hunting excursion, he suggested that the republic’s capital could be shifted there at the central Austin then called Waterloo in 1839. This site was on the north of Colorado River. Austin was chosen to be the capital of the Republic of Texas because after the independence of Mexico, Texas became an independent state. During 1839, the Texas Congress was looking for a place to name the capital in honor of Stephen F. Austin. The president Lamar, suggested investigating the site called Waterloo, which had nice hills, big and beautiful surroundings with the companion of waterways. The place was very convenient with its crossroads and route the led to the North of Mexico, Galveston Bay, Red River and Santa Fé. 2. What impact do you expect Austin experienced on its, economy, population, and culture after being chosen as the Texas capital? The impact that the city of Austin experienced was a great growth during the 19th century. The city constructed the Texas State Capitol and the University of Texas, and with it became a center of government and education. Austin became a bigger city in all aspects, one example is the growth in the technology and business centers by the 1980s. Along with the growth in their economy, it also became a demand of the public services. They incorporated public transportation, there were more people buying cars, parks and recreation places were built, highways, toll... ... middle of paper ... ...ws of the city of Austin, but it didn’t show the positive thing that the city has. I strongly believe that Austin has gained the opportunity to keep being the capital of Texas. Its diversity of cultures has shown us that people can get along with each other with no problem. The economic growth had generated great amount of big and small businesses that benefit their citizens. The diversity of little business like radio stations, live performances of music and theater presentations have given the people a new perspective of what art is. Historical museums educate along with the school and universities. In my final thought, yes, I do believe that there are other states that could become the new Texas capital, but I strongly believe that Austin was the right choice at the time of becoming the capital of Texas. This decision has brought benefits for all the Austinites.
When we see Texas, we remember today mainly for its BBQ, Football and Black Gold, Texas tea. However, there is much more than just the usual itineraries that we find in most other states as well. Molly Ivins in her essay “Is Texas America” categorically states that, “Here's the deal on Texas. It's big. So big there's about five distinct and different places here, separated from one another geologically, topographically, botanically, ethnically, culturally and climatically” (Ivins). This is a true belief from Molly Ivins of how huge Texas was and how the demographics changed in each geographical location in Texas. The population of Texas and the demographics are two essential factors that include many important parameters in deciding the history of any state. The presence of many ethnic groups further adds to the diversification of
A few major battles broke out before the Alamo such as the Battle of Gonzales, the Battle of Goliad and the Battle of Concepcion. The Siege of Bexar ended on December 11 with the possession of San Antonio where the former Franciscan mission, Alamo, stands. General Houston felt that holding San Antonio was both impossible and unnecessary, so he sent Jim Bowie to destroy the Alamo and come back with the men and cannons located there. When Bowie arrived, he saw it had strong defenses and decided to defend the city.
At the start of the film we are set in the year 1836 in the Mexican State of Coahuila and Tejas town of San Antonio de Bexar, the site of the Alamo. We can see massive amounts of fallen Texan Defenders and the Mexican Army invaders dispersed around the battle site. The film then flashes back to the year 1835 where we see Dennis Quaid, Sam Houston, attending a party where he is trying to persuade others at the party to migrate to Texas. Houston meets David Crockett, Billy Bob Thornton, and discusses what Crockett will receive if he moves to Texas. We are later presented with a shot of a group of people having a meeting discussing the matter of what action to take after
The American way of living and thinking in Texas have changed tremendously over the past century. Political ideals are one thing that changes with time, and have transformed with the changing times well. The Texas constitution of 1876 was a landmark for the state and has been part of the state’s history since then. The Texas constitution of 1876 is still in use today but with all its harsh restrictions it is considered one of the most confusing of all the state constitutions. The constitution became one of the most prominent changes to Texas education system and politics.
The Annexation of Texas was one of the most debatable events in American history. The question at hand would deeply impact the United States for generations to come. There was on one side a long list of reasons for why to not allow annexation, but there was the same kind of list on the other side for reasons to push forward for annexation. Some of these reasons of both sides were slaves, war, manifest destiny, politics , and constitutional rights. Also the way Texas began in a way said that they should be apart of the United States In the end there were more important reasons for annex Texas into the union, than to leave Texas the was she was.
In July 1845, a popularly-elected Constitutional Convention met in Austin to consider both this annexation proposal as well as a proposed peace treaty with Mexico which would end the state of war between the two nations, but only if Texas remained an independent country.
James K. Polk was one of many that felt extremely strong about Texas joining the Union. Silbey uses direct quotes from politicians gives a deeper outlook into Texas annexation. “That there is a large majority who would be glad to see Texas, in some way or another, united to this country, there can be no doubt.” (Silbey 81) Shortly after this widespread idea of Texas joining the country Congress was overwhelmed with bills to make Texas’s entry accomplished.
The relationship between a local government and its people is typically a combined form of stability, as well as discordant moments of tension and rising-to-dramatic change. More specifically, the political climate of the local government differs depending on how those people view the three aspects of their governmental calls and needs: rights and responsibility of the people, obligations of their government, and limits on the local governmental authority.
The year was 1699, and two Spanish missionaries accompanied by a contingent of Spanish soldados were sent to northern Coahuila. Their instructions were to establish missions for the primitive tribes, hunters and nut gatherers that lived along the Rio Grande, the great river of the north. Gold, glory and God, essentially in that order, had motivated the founding of the missions. The Alamo itself was founded in 1718; however, due to disease and a reluctance of the locals to embrace Christianity the mission was abandoned in 1793. It wasn’t ...
Its breakdown in Mexican Statehood was caused by Gnereal Santa Anna’s centralized all power in Mexico City and limited U.S. trade, and the Battle of the Alamo was the final nail in the coffin. Then Texas was called the Republic of the Rio Grande, and the capital was Laredo. It was a small country that only existed in 1840, but it was never officially recognized. The second constitution was the Republic of Texas in 1836 to 1845. It was an independent nation that nearly copied the US Document. Texas mandated homestead protections, establish wife and community property rights, and legalized slavery. The Republic of Texas breakdown caused by the US Statehood in 1845. After, the Republic of Texas became the State of Texas in 1845. This breakdown when economic tyranny by the north and slavery. 1861 - 1865, the Confederate State of Texas replaced US with Confederacy in the documents of 1845 and banned the freeing of slaves. It breakdown caused by the lose of Confederacy in Civil War. The history of how Texas got to the current constitution can be compare to the Mexico history. As Texas gained their independence from Mexico, Mexico gained their independence from Spain.
13 October 1834 was the first revolutionary meeting of the American citizens who’d settled in Mexico, in the area soon to be known as Texas. The people attempted a movement that soon was laid to rest by the Mexican Congress. Attempts at independence were silenced for the time being and the elections of 1835 proceeded forward. With Santa Anna moving to control Mexico, and taxes increasing, Texans grew restless and rowdy.
Henry Clay, also known as the “Great Compromiser,” served as Speaker of the House of Representatives, secretary of state under President John Quincy Adams, and U.S. senator from Kentucky. He had the idea that annexation would only bring problems to the United States, therefore he was against this idea. Texas declared independence form Mexico in 1836. At that time, Mexico had a large population of settlers from the United States. Presidents Andrew Jackson and Martin Van Buren decided to only recognize Texas as a nation that is independent,
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 seemed to compare to the great State of Texas. Things were just different in Texas. The people were different, the culture was different and the image of Texas, portrayed by the people, past and present is equal to no others.
The U.S. Constitution was completed on September 17, 1789 and has served as a model for the constitutions of many other nations. The constitution of the United States of America is the oldest written national constitution in use and consists of twenty-seven amendments.
The main neighborhoods in Austin, Texas are South Congress, Central Austin neighborhoods (Tarrytown, Hyde Park, and Clarksville), South Austin neighborhoods (Shady Hollow, Circle C Ranch, and Travis Heights), Northwest Austin neighborhoods (Steiner Ranch and Great Hills), and the area around the campus of the University of Texas. When looking at the benefits of moving to Austin, Texas, the variety of neighborhoods is certainly appealing - no matter what your walk of life is, Austin's clear neighborhood distinctions help you find the area that will fit with your life the best, and will even offer you new discoveries during your time in Austin if you branch out from the neighborhood you choose to move to, yet another one of the great benefits of moving to Austin, Texas.