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December 29, 1845 – The Republic Of Texas Was Admitted As The 28th State

President John Tyler, had tried from 1844 to 1845 to have the Republic of Texas annexed to the United States. However, the proposal did not get sufficient votes in the U.S. senate due to concerns of the annexation potentially starting a war with Mexico.

Painting of President James Knox Polk.

When President James Knox Polk became president he supported the annexation of Texas and the proposal to purchase land from Mexico so that the United States could be expanded to the Pacific Ocean. On December 29, 1845, Texas was admitted as a state.

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March 2, 1836 – Delegation Forms The Republic Of Texas During The Battle Of The Alamo

In 1835, Antonio L√≥pez de Santa Anna had established himself as a dictator in Mexico. Among Anglo-American colonists and Tejanos alike, the call for Texas independence became more prominent after the start of the dictator’s reign.

On March 2, 1836, during the Battle of the Alamo, a delegation at Washington-on-the-Brazos adopted the Texas Declaration of Independence, which created the Republic of Texas, a country independent from Mexico.

After Texas became it’s own republic, and after the Texan revolutionary soldiers’ loss at the Battle of the Alamo, soldiers led by Sam Houston would fight in the Battle of San Jacinto to secure a victory against the Mexican army.

Painting of the Battle of San Jacinto.

Eventually Mexico would recognize the independence of Republic of Texas.