Texas Introduction

Map of United States, Texas, and Mexico 1836 Map of Texas 1845-48 Map of Texas 1848

Texas has been a cornerstone of the American southwest for a long period of time. Often overlooked however, is the journey Texas made from once belonging to the Spanish, French, and Mexico, to eventually becoming its own republic before joining the United States in 1845.

While the timeline is pretty straightforward and simple, the lives of the people who lived in the territory was not. Between being owned by several different countries, to waging a war and creating a new republic, the people of Texas have had a lot bore onto them, and those burdens and struggles will be made clear here.

Texas Introduction