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Who was the first governor or Texas?

James P Henderson

How was the Texas Constitution of 1845 different from most other state constitutions?

It protected women's rights to own land

What caused the Mexican War?

A boundary dispute over Texas' southern border

Why didn't the Mexican government acknowledge the Treaty of Velasco?

They said Santa Anna only signed it because he feared for his life

What did the Mexican soldiers call the Texas Rangers?

-Los diablos de Tejas

-(The Texas Devils)

What was the situation regarding Texas' souther border?

-Mexico believed it was the Nueces River

-The United States believed it was the Rio Grande

During the years did the Mexican War take place?


Who was Zachary Taylor?

-Future president of the United States

-Nicknamed "Old Rough and Ready"

-Secured victories for the United States in the Mexican War

What was one of the main jobs the Texas Rangers performed during the Mexican War?

Scouting because they knew the geography of the area

Who was Mariano Arista?

-Leader of Mexican forces during the Mexican War

-Future president of Mexico

What ended the Mexican War?

-The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo

List provisions of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo:

-Secured peace between the US and Mexico

-Mexico agreed Texas was a part of the United States

-Mexico surrendered all lands between Texas and the Pacific Ocean to the United States (Mexican Cession)

The Mexican Cession included all or part of what states?


-New Mexico






How much did the United States pay for the Mexican Cession?

$15 million

Why was the Compromise of 1850 necessary?

Disagreements over slavery and territories

List provisions of the Compromise of 1850:

-California became a state

-New Mexico and Utah became territories

-Slave trade ended in Washington DC

-The Fugitive Slave Law passed

-Texas gave up disputed territory to establish modern day boundaries

Who was the author and presenter of the Compromise of 1850?

Henry Clay

The Compromise of 1850 did what for Texas directly?

-Gave Texas our modern day borders

-Allowed Texas to pay off debt

How much money did Texas receive for the disputed land?

$10 million

What did Texas do with the money from the Compromise of 1850?

Get our of debt and had money left over for needed programs