List the problems faced by the new state of Texas
Texas had to create a state constitution. Part of Texas was being claimed by Mexico, and free blacks were being discriminated against.
Describe the Constitution of 1845
The Constitution of 1845 provided for a governor to be elected for a two-year term, a legislature made up of two houses, members of the House of Representatives were elected for two-year terms, members of the Senate were elected for four-year terms, supreme court, and district and county courts.
Describe the boundary dispute between the United States and Mexico
Mexico insisted that the Nueces River was the boundary between US and Mexico because that was the traditional boundary between Texas and Coahuila before the Texas Revolution. The US insisted that the Rio Grande River was the boundary between Texas and Mexico because below the Rio Grande were the nearest military garrisons that Santa Anna withdrew his forces to after the battle of San Jacinto.
List two reasons why American forces overwhelmed their Mexican opponents.
The American forces were better equipped and better led.
Name the treaty that ended the war between the United States and Mexico.
The treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
Describe what Texas had to do under the Compromise of 1850.
Texas had to recede to its modern-day borders.
List two reasons for the rapid increase in population in Texas by 1860.
Abundant land and the Homestead Law
List six nationalities represented in the early years of Texas statehood.
Anglo-Americans, Germans, Mexicans, Irish, English, and French
Explain why military posts were built and troops were stationed in western Texas.
In order to prevent fighting between Texans and Indians
Explain why the United States government placed Native Americans on reservations.
The reason why was to stop conflict between Texans and Native Americans. (The Native Americans would be more inclined to surrender, in my opinion.)
Why did the Republican party have little or no support in Texas before the Civil War?
The Republican party was the antislavery party. Almost everybody in Texas strongly supported slavery.
What was the effect of the Homestead Law on the settlement of Texas?
More people moved to Texas because they knew that they could obtain land just by living on it and improving it.
How did the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo affect Mexico's power in the Americas?
It reduced Mexico's power in the Americas because Mexico lost land and trade routes with China and Asia.
List some of the advantages of moving a family to Texas. What did the people hope to gain? Do you think they realized the amount of work involved in settlement?
Many times, families moved to Texas in order to escape poverty, overpopulation, famine or other hardships. People knew that if they moved to Texas they would have their own land and more freedom. I do think that immigrants knew the amount of work required to own a farm or ranch.
Many nationalities migrated to Texas during the 1800's. What were some of the benefits of having people from throughout the world settle in Texas?
Immigrants may have brought their crops, farming and ranching techniques, their language and culture, and their famous and gifted people.
If the United States had lost the Mexican War, what would life be like today in Texas? Explain your answer.
Texas would be part of Mexico, and their would be tons of cartel crime and violence where I live. I would also be confused all the time because "No hablo Espanol."