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    Allen Texas History

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    Allen, Texas The city of Allen offers residents a family-friendly community with exceptional schools, beautiful homes, and a nationally-recognized parks and recreation program.The eclectic city is home to almost 200 restaurants, four premiere shopping destinations, a recently renovated and award-winning golf course, as well as a 7,000-seat entertainment arena. The wonderful community of Allen is continually recognized for the impressive quality of life it is able to offer its residents. The city has often attracted national attention for its characteristic affordability, safety, and education. The city's many accolades, include being named among 2015's Healthiest Housing Markets (August 2015), the Best Cities for First-Time Home Buyers…

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    The Texas Rangers have been part of American history for an incredibly long time, and are a crucial part of the development of the west. The Texas Rangers were the police and military in their time, defending the people from issues within and out of their societies. They are the oldest state-of-law organization of the entire United States, and significantly influenced the West in a variety of ways, ranging from simple things, such as robberies, to much more complex and intricate issues, such as…

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    The purpose of this paper is to examine the history of Spanish Colonial Missions in Texas in order to gain a better understanding of Mission San Lorenzo de la Santa Cruz. Spanish Colonial missions in Texas have a rich archaeological and ethnohistorical record that provide insight to daily lives of missions as well as the long-term processes of the Spanish government on the North American continent. The Spanish government funded mission projects in order to spread Catholicism as well as adopt the…

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    Sam Houston Sam Houston was a very important man in Texas history and to history itself. He lead Texas in a rebellion against Mexico for freedom and rights.Known as more than a hero the legendary Sam Houston will forever be admired by the Texans. Early Life Sam Houston was born in March 2,1793 in a hilltop in Virginia.He had 5 brothers and 3 sisters ,but had the most potential of them all. His father died when he was 13,so he had to move in with his mother. Later because they had a bad money…

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    June 19 Texas History

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    Juneteenth is a holiday in Texas that commemorates the celebration of the abolition of slavery in the United States. It was on June 19, 1865, that General Gordon Granger leading the Union soldiers, arrived in Galveston, Texas and announced the end of the war and the freedom of all slaves. This event happened two and a half years after the Emancipation Proclamation by the president Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863. There have been several versions of stories to explain the two and half years’…

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    Texas Education History

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    In 2010, the Texas Board of Education changed its social studies curriculum to have a more conservative spin. There has been much controversy over these changes in the curriculum because of the alterations about the course of history. Slavery and segregation have always been taught the same, they were time periods of suffering and unlawful discrimination; however, Texas has decided to alter these relatively well-known facts. Although some people have chosen to defend the adaptations made by the…

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    Texas Family History

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    The history of my family started in Texas as far as I can see. Texas had about 5,000 slaves at the time of its revolution in 1836, but by 1845, when the State was annexed to the United States, this grew to more than 30,000, state hood and slavery (1845-1856): Texas applied for statehood just 16 years before the Civil War and was admitted to the union in 1845 as a slave state. Slavery formally ended in Texas after June 19, 1865 (Juneteenth), when Gen. Granger arrived at Galveston with occupying…

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    Texas is known for its unique history. Kids in Texas schools are taught this history throughout their time in school, but it is heavily extensive in the 4th and 7th grades where the student’s history class sole focus is on Texas history due to them being tested on the material for STAAR. There students learn about the beginnings of Texas from when it was a part of Mexico to when they fought the war for independence from Mexico (Texas Revolution) to becoming a republic to of course learning about…

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    Karankawa Tribe Essay

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    The Karankawa Indians originated along the Texas coastline which is known as present day Victoria, Texas. Their area started on the west end of present day Galveston and continued down the coast to Corpus Christi, Texas. The Karankawas were very good fighters. Most European settlers were scared to come near them. The Karankawas had an interesting lifestyle as they differed from other tribes. They primarily targeted a few different main foods in their area along the coastline. The Karankawas had…

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    David Hillis is an evolutionary biologist just outside of Austin Texas. From around 10 to 15 years ago, and up until now, Dr. Hillis began researching the evolutionary history of the Texas longhorn. The Texas longhorn is found all over Texas- becoming both a symbol of the state and a mascot. The cattle have evolved to grow horns that can pass 7 feet across. Dr. Hillis found that in addition to their massive horns, the Texas longhorns also have an unusual history. The Texas longhorn was…

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