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March 2, 1863 the Texas Declaration of Independence was signed.  It was quickly drafted by George C. Childress, Edward Conrad, James Gaines, Bailey Hardeman, and Collin McKinney.  The battle at the Alamo was already taking place during this time.  Fifty-nine delegates signed this document to separate from Mexico and become the Republic of Texas.

Texas Declaration of Independence, March written at Groce's Retreat (the capitol of the Republic of Texas for 3 days), signed at Washington-on-the-Brazos.

ENRIQUE ESPARZA ... as a child, he was witness to the battle of the Alamo.  His father died defending the Alamo.  If you're into Texas history, you must read this man's story.

as a child, he was witness to the battle of the Alamo. His father died defending the Alamo. If you're into Texas history, you must read this man's story.

Texas Indian regions

Did you know the name "Texas" comes from a Caddoan Indian word? It is a Spanish corruption of the Caddo word Taysha, which means "friend." Spanish explorers recorded it as Teyas or Tejas. Texas, of course, would be named something that means "friend".

The Goliad Massacre, the darkest day in Texas history, took place here on Palm Sunday, March 27, 1836, when Col. James Fannin and 352 men under his command were executed under orders of the Mexican dictator General Santa Anna. There was twice as much loss of life here at Goliad than at the Alamo.  Nothing had touched the raw nerve of the American character as did the news of the large number of men who were slaughtered execution style after willfully surrendering.

Goliad, TX (PRWEB) March 2011 -- On March an estimated visitors will witness reenactments of one of the bloodiest chapters in Texas' quest for

26 February 1836 - Battle of the Alamo - During the first week of the siege more than 200 cannonballs landed in the Alamo plaza. At first the Texans matched Mexican artillery fire, often reusing the Mexican cannonballs. On February 26 Travis ordered the artillery to conserve powder and shot.

Battle of the Alamo: In the face of a vastly superior force, a group of Texans continued to fight till the last man. This victory was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution.

The four Presidents..... Burnet, Houston , Lamar, Jones

If Texas was an independent country today it would be the most populous country, but would have the largest GDP, right behind Canada and just ahead of Australia.

Alamo defenders mass grave plot

Mass Grave of the Alamo Defenders in San Antonio, Texas: a Virtually Unknown Feature of the Most Written-about Event in Texas History.

For God and Texas by Richard Luce ~ Davy Crockett y los voluntarios de Tennessee, defendiendo el Alamo

For God and Texas by Richard Luce ~ Davy Crockett & the Tennessee mounted volunteers defending the south wall during the opening moments of the battle of the Alamo

The Alamo - 1849: daguerreotype of the former Mission San Antonio de Valero (scene of the famous February/March 1836 seige & battle),  San Antonio, TX

The Alamo - daguerreotype of the former Mission San Antonio de Valero (scene of the famous February/March 1836 seige battle), San Antonio, TX

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The stories behind the world’s strangest flags

A really interesting breakdown of the worlds flags. This would be a good warm up activity for grades when discussion government, nationhood, and global issues.

The Alamo, built 1718 San Antonio Texas

The Alamo, built 1718 San Antonio Texas (previuosly called Mission Valero)

The only marker of international boundary known to exist within the Continental United States is located west of Joaquin, Texas. The marker is located on the Texas-Louisiana border about fifty yards north of Texas Farm Road 31. The site was once the boundary between the United States and the Republic of Texas in 1840.

Joaquin, Texas // The Shelby Chamber of Commerce 1840 marker of International Boundary on the Sabine TX-LA border

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