175 years ago, the men and women of Texas stood up against Mexico demanding independence. Texas became a republic in a little over two months after declaring independence from Mexico in 1836. Nine years later in 1845, Texas became the 28th state in the United States. This upset Mexico who declared war on Texas and the U.S. This led to the U.S. conquering New Mexico an California and overtaking Mexico City which led to the Mexican Cession.
Moral of the story: Don't Mess With Texas!
Happy Independence Day, Texas! God Bless The Lone Star State!
|Speaks for itself, right? ;-)|