Stephen F. Austin

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  • Personal Narrative Essay: Growing Up In Texas

    by John Austin and his group, I awoke to find a battle between the Mexican soldiers and the Texans. The Texans eventually won when the Mexican commander, Colonel Domingo de Ugartechea, surrendered due to his men running out of ammunition. Unfortunately, it all appeared to be for nothing, as our targets, two lawyers that that been imprisoned by Bradburn, William Travis and Patrick Jack, had already been freed. In 1832, I attended a convention creatively named the Convention of 1832. Fifty-five delegates representing Anglo American settlements met in San Felipe to send requests to the Mexican government. The proposals were mainly pro-Texan ideas aiming to repeal the effects of the Law of April 6, 1830, but the Texans also wanted the Mexicans to make Texas a separate state of Mexico. Unfortunately, William H. Warton and Rafael Manchola, who were chosen to petition the Mexicans, never actually presented the proposals because several leaders thought that the fact that all the delegates were Anglo American damaged their position. The following year, I joined Sam Houston from Nacogdoches at a second convention held in San Felipe. Mr. Houston was the chairman of the convention and wrote a draft of the constitution that was proposed to be the constitution of an independent state of Texas. Unlike the requests of the Convention of 1932 that were never presented to the Mexicans, the resolutions written at the Convention of 1833 were presented to the Mexican by Stephen F. Austin.…

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  • Essay On Mindful Listening

    also allowing them to feel a connection with another individual, who respects the baggage or past experiences they have to bring to the personal community that surrounds them. This type of listening is extremely important because it creates a bond of similarity between multiple individuals creating the kinds of groups that unify the different aspects of individuality into a respectable community that can better the community. Mindful listening develops personal boundaries and allows friendships…

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  • Reflection Paper On Saving Faith In Christ

    Coming to college, my first semester was honestly the loneliest time in my life. I had all these expectations of what I thought would happen when I got to college- getting community, having a relationship, getting involved- and it just wasn’t happening. I was in community group at Grace Bible Church but didn’t really have friends and didn’t feel involved. Looking back now, it was a time of my life God used for growth because I came to this point in my relationship with God where I was choosing…

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  • Reflective Essay On Unity In Diversity

    US” type of place since I ate my first meal and sipped my first drink. An invisible battled seem to rave on between the races. As a child I often wondered where this invisible battle occurred? Where was it located ? This battle lied in between our perspectives. My previous interactions with indirect and direct racism led me to see Austin as place of segregation and inequality. The early days of Austin had been entrenched in a social divide from the city’s layout to the school system. The…

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  • Lower Onion Creek Flood Analysis

    flood. Eric Rangel said after the floods, the city condemned his home. His home was no longer inhabitable, and his family had to seek other shelter options. The city of Austin provided no assistance. His family rented an apartment, but still had to pay for the mortgage of a condemned home. His parents could not afford to pay both the rent and a mortgage, leaving him no option but to quit school and join the…

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  • Why I Want To Pursue Engineering

    I was born in Austin at the same hospital as my brother and mother, Saint David’s Medical Center. My family moved to the neighboring suburban city of Round Rock, where I have lived in one house for all but one year of my life. My Dad attended the University of West Virginia and my Mom completed a few years at ACC. The University of Texas was not pressed into my life through my family, instead I was fortunate enough to choose my passion for it. Often time’s, children of my generations are…

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  • The Importance Of Border Security In The United States

    With Texas Governor Greg Abbott’s signature as the final piece for House Bill 11 to be amended now completed the efforts during the 84th legislature to bolster the ranks of state police on the border is one step closer to fruition. “Here in Houston, there are more than 20,000 dangerous gang members that are associated with cross border traffic-related crime.” Said Governor Abbott as he was asked about one of his many reasons for signing the bill. 310 million dollars will immediately be spent on…

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  • Michael Dell Entrepreneur Essay

    Conference in Houston, Texas. It was here where Dell learned about the computer industry. He discovered that dealers sold computers for about three thousand dollars and made about a one-thousand-dollar profit. However, Dell learned that it would be cheaper to buy all the components. Dell concluded that he could make better business by going sell to the customer directly. Dell started to buy, upgrade and resell any personal computer he could get his hands. Dell upgraded his computers with all…

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  • Fisher Vs University Of Texas Essay

    In the Mock Supreme Court, I had the role of being a Justice, which made it my job to give the final judging in all cases involving laws of Congress, and the Constitution. I worked on the case Fisher v. University of Texas, rooting back to 1977 when Texas legislation made a law that required the University of Texas give admission to all high school seniors who positioned in the top ten percent of their class. When discovering the lack of diversity in the their college 's undergraduates and state…

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  • What Is Emily Dickinson's Poetry

    two thousand poems—would have been lost. Lavinia Dickinson 's rescue of these poems gave the world a great treasure. (Dickinson, Emily) If the nineteenth century was, in the words of one historian, the age of association, when men and women formed societies against alcoholism, the disenfranchisement of women, illiteracy, slavery, poverty, and prostitution, Emily Dickinson 's life and writing were again atypical: "The Soul selects her own Society," she wrote in P409.Dickinson occasionally…

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