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The Texas History Timeline Overview
The Battle of San Jacinto and the Alamo
Texans under Sam Houston defeat Santa Anna
Statehood: Texas was admitted to the Union on December 29, 1845
Constitution: 28th State to be admitted to the Union

The Native Indians of Texas included the Apache, Alabama, Atakapa, Biloxi, Caddo, Cherokee, Choctaw, Comanche, Creeks, Koasati, Koroa, Kiowa, Muskogee, Pueblos, Quapaw, Shawnee, Waco and Wichita tribes

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Alonso Alvarez de Pineda explores and maps the Texas coastline



Cabeza de Vaca explores the Texas interior on his way to Mexico



The Spanish explorer, Francisco Vasquez de Coronado (1510-1554) explores northern Texas



Texas claimed by the French explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle (1643-1687) for France



Spain establishes Catholic missions throughout Texas



1756 - 1763: The Seven Years War (French and Indian War) due to disputes over land is won by Great Britain. France gives England all French territory east of the Mississippi River, except New Orleans. The Spanish give up east and west Florida to the English in return for Cuba.



1775 - 1783 - The American Revolution creates the United States of America. The Revolution was due to the British burden of taxes and total power to legislate any laws governing the American colonies. George Washingtonled the American victory over Great Britain in the American Revolutionary War (American War of Independence



July 4, 1776 - United States Declaration of Independence



July 10, 1778 - France declares war against Britain and makes an alliance with the American revolutionary forces



September 3, 1783 - The Treaty of Paris is signed by the victorious United States and the defeated Great Britain



The Gutierrez-Magee Expedition cross the Sabine from Louisiana against Spanish rule in Texas



Mexico bans emigration into Texas by settlers from the United States



Revolution begins at the Battle of Gonzales



Texans lead by Jim Bowie win the Battle of Concepcion, near San Antonio



The Texas Declaration of Independence



The Alamo: Texans under Colonel William B. Travis were defeated by the Mexican army after a two-week siege at the Battle of the Alamo in San Antonio



The Battle of San Jacinto - Texans under Sam Houston defeat Santa Anna and win independence



Statehood - The Date that Texas was admitted to the Union - December 29, 1845. Constitution - Texas was the 28th State to be admitted to the Union. State Motto - " Friendship ".



The Mexican-American War due to disputes over claims to Texas boundaries. The outcome fixed the southern boundary at the Rio Grande River



1861 - 1865: The American Civil War.In 1859 John Brown raided Harpers Ferry and set in motion events that led directly to the outbreak of the Civil War. outbreak of the Civil War. Abraham Lincoln, a known opponent of slavery, was elected president and in 1861 the South Secedes. The initial Secession of South Carolina was followed by the secession of Mississippi, Florida, Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Texas, Virginia, Arkansas, Tennessee, and North Carolina. These eleven states eventually formed the Confederate States of America. The bombardment of Fort Sumter was the opening engagement of the American Civil War.



The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy



1865 December 6 - The Abolishment of Slavery. The Thirteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution is ratified, thus officially abolishing slavery.



The surrender of Robert E. Lee on April 9 1865 signalled the end of the Confederacy



1898-1901 The Spanish American War. On December 10, 1898 the Treaty of Paris the US annexes Puerto Rico, Guam, Philippines.

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Origin of the name - Texas comes from the Caddo Indian word "teysha" meaning "hello friend" referring to the friendly tribes throughout the region.

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