In 1818, “Houston also began to study law and was soon elected the district attorney in Nashville, Tennessee.” (PBS). After this term, Houston returned to his private practice for a couple years, only to be elected as major general of the state militia. Houston quickly rose in popularity and joined into Andrew Jackson’s political circle. Soon after, he was elected as a member of Congress to the United States House of Representatives from the Ninth Tennessee district. Once Houston served his term in Congress, he became the governor of
When that happened he was against slavery so the states that liked slavery they wanted to leave and they did and in the process they made the Confederate States Of America and they tried to get Texas to join them.Sam Houston did not want to join them but the decision was made to join them. When Texas joined the Confederate States Sam Houston refused to take the oath of loyalty to the Confederate States, therefore they kicked him out of office and that was the end of his life in office. At the time Sam Houston was governor of Texas and when the time came for Sam Houston to take the oath of loyalty to the Confederate States Of America, he refused to do that and when he did he was forced to
Sam struck out with one grand assault on Texas officialdom by announcing himself a candidate for Governor in the 1857 election. But his votes on Kansas and other Southern measures could not be explained away to an angry constituency, and Texas handed Sam Houston the first trouncing of his political career. On November 10, 1857, Sam Houston was unceremoniously dismissed by the Texas Legislature and a more militant spokesman for the South elected as his successor. In the fall of 1859, the aging warrior again ran as an independent candidate for Governor, again with no party, no newspaper and no organization behind him, and making but one campaign speech. Houston delivered his inaugural address directly to the people from the steps of the Capitol, instead of before a joint session of the Legislature.
The call for help has been answered, but not in the way Travis would have expected. Travis’ “Victory or Death” letter brought great change to Texas and the nation of America. Through his letter, William Barrett Travis inspired Texans to end the Texas Revolution, compelled present Americans to appreciate the history of Texas, and molded the nation of America into what is today. The letter may have not served its original purpose, but it served as the beacon of hope for Texas and the beginning of a new change.
The Texans won Texas as their own state and elected Sam Houston President of the Republic of Texas. The constitution of 1824 was restored. Texas remained an independent country until 1845 when they voted to join the United States. The Texans and other Americans will always remember the long fight of the Alamo. The troops obeyed Sam Houston. They will always remember the Alamo.
Around the time of 1821, with Texas still attained by Mexico, land was extremely cheap attracting American settlers. Mexico was full on against their new comers due to slavery. These Americans would bring their slaves to live with them, but the act of slavery was against Mexican law. The new settlers sought out the idea of cessation from Mexico and its president, Santa Ana. Texas would now fight for its independence if necessary. Of Course, Santa Ana was against the idea of Texas breaking free; he prepared an army that would follow him to San Antonio where...
During the period of 1839 to 1846 in Texas history, the infant Republic built and powered a small force of naval vessels against the new nation of Mexico. As with the majority of all wars, navies are never the main military power that settles the conflict but are the strongest of contributors (Wells 2.) This occurred in the Texas War of Independence, where the Texas Navy has little indication in text but was an important asset to the victory. Reasons for such an asset being overlooked are based upon the notable actions that took place ashore in the heroic defense of the Alamo and the victorious battle of San Jacinto lead by the Commander in Chief of the Texas Republic, Sam Houston (Davis 56.) Also, the lack of dramatic sea battles with the few vessels employed in the navy was another reason for their accomplishments to go unnoticed (Navy Department 2.) Above all the importance of seapower was but little understood during the time period and was not fully appreciated until the late 19th century after the publicized works of Mahan were noted by the powers of the world (Wells i.) As understood by the former Commodore of the Navy, Moore, "the Texas Navy was the difference between a Texas reconquered by Mexico in 1843 and a Texas Republic admitted into the Union in 1846 (Navy Department 1.)"
San Antonio, Texas-- The Battle of the Alamo, a battle in San Antonio, against the Mexicans broke out, marks the most important of the battles so far during the Texas fight for independence. The battle began on February 23, 1836 and ended two days ago on March 6, 1836, lasting for 13 days. General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, leader of the Mexican force, planned to seize the fort with an army of thousands. Unprepared, the Texans had an army of around 200 men, including well- known congressman David Crockett and James Bowie and not so well-known William Barret Travis.
Come 1835, the idea of independence was extremely popular within the territory of Texas. Assemblies were held in the later months of 1835 and soon the revolution had spread like wildfire. From the interior of Mexico, Stephen Austin returned with news from Santa Anna (the Mexican President) and stated Anna wanted nothing better than Texas’ prosperity and would promote the idea everywhere. Texans felt these words to be hollow, and rallied to the idea of independence and annexation to the United States. Within months, the nation was on the edge of war. With the smallest little spark enough to explode into chaos.
Santa Anna’s hubris gained from early victories and political posturing would come back to haunt him. The month following the siege of the Alamo, Santa Anna would meet his fate. On 21 April 1836, Sam Houston’s vengeful soldiers attack and rout Santa Anna’s isolated detachment at San Jacinto in 20 minutes. The Texans slaughter 650 enemy troops and capture 700 more. Santa Anna escaped; however, he was captured the following day.