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The presidents of Texas – Part 2


Sam Houston was one of four men who served as presidents of the Republic of Texas, and he had more political experience – by far – than any of the other three.

As we saw last week, settlers from the United States moved to Texas in the 1820s in response to a generous offer of land by the newly independent Mexican government.

When the relationship between the settlers and Mexico soured in the 1830s, the Texans declared their independence and fought a war with Mexico. Houston was the hero of that war, and he expected his friend, President Andrew Jackson, to support statehood for Texas.


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