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TEXAS TX                                         Political  History
  • December 29, 1845 -  After ten years of Texas independence, Texas became the 28th state admitted to the Union.
    Area - 267,277 sq. miles        Capital - Austin 
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    Motto - Friendship    Nickname - Lone Star State

- The Texas Declaration of Independence was signed at the Convention of 1836 to form the Republic of Texas.
- 1836 - Sam Carson loses by six votes of becoming the president of Texas.
- 1836 Sam Houston is inaugurated President of the Republic.
- Davy Crockett in 1836 will die with all 130 other men at the Alamo.
- In 1839 the Texas Congress first meets at the frontier site selected for the capital of the Republic, Austin.
- U. S. President James Polk signed legislation making Texas the 28th state of the United States in1845.
- James Henderson serves only 28 days as governor in 1853. 
Anson Jones, last president of the Republic of Texas, in 1858, shoots himself.

- Texas seceded in 1861 following a 171 to 6 vote by the Secession Convention. Governor Sam Houston was in the minority who opposed secession.
- The United States Congress readmitted Texas into the Union in 1870.
- Edmund Davis becomes the first Republican governor of Texas in 1870.
- In 1874 Richard Coke began a Texas democratic party dynasty, continuing unbroken for over 100 years.
- In 1875 Miriam Amanda "Ma" Ferguson is born in Bell County. She becomes a first lady once and governor twice.
- Dwight David Eisenhower is born in Denison, 1890.He becomes the 34th U.S. President, 
- 1891 brings the first native-born governor of Texas, James Stephen Hogg.
- In 1902 the poll tax becomes a requirement for voting.
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- 1903 John Nance Garner begins his first term in Congress. 30 years later he becomes the vice-president to FDR.
- born in Waco,in 1905, is Leon Jaworski.  He becomes president of the American Bar Association and the Watergate chief prosecutor.
- For the first time IN 1906, Texans can vote for U.S. senator (express their preference to the U.S. Senate democrats) in the democratic primary.
- Lyndon B. Johnson is born in 1908 at Stonewall. He becomes the 36th U.S. President.
- Col. Edward House of Houston meets Woodrow Wilson in 1911.  He becomes the President's aide and confidant.
- The right to vote in primary elections is given to Texas women in 1918.
- Annie Webb Blanton is elected State Superintendent of Public Instruction in 1918 and becomes the first woman elected to a statewide office. 
- Gov. Jim Ferguson resigns in1917, after being impeached.
- Edith Wilmans is the first woman elected to the Texas House in 1922.
- Miriam Ferguson of Texas Is elected in 1924 as one of the first woman governors in the U.S.
- In 1925 Miriam Amanda "Ma" Ferguson becomes the first woman governor in Texas history.
- 1928 sees the Democrats open their national convention in Houston.
- W.E. Morris, in 1933, becomes the first Texas farmer to be paid by the Government to plow his cotton crop under.
- Lyndon Johnson wins his first election in 1937.
- Andrew Jackson Houston, is appointed to serve out a term in the U.S. Senate in1941. He is Sam Houston's youngest son,
- W. Lee O'Daniel resigns in 1941 to become a senator.  Coke Stevenson replaces him becoming the governor. 
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- State treasurer Charlie Lockhart resigns in 1941, after longtime tenure at the position.
- In 1948 Lyndon Johnson wins his senate race by 87 votes. 

- Dwight D. Eisenhower becomes the first Texas-born President of the United States in 1953.
- Texas women gain the right, in 1954, to serve on juries.
- John Tower becomes the first Republican U.S. Senator from Texas since Reconstruction. when he wins a special election for U.S. Senate.
- President John F. Kennedy is assassinated in Dallas, in 1963.

- The poll tax is abolished in 1964 by the 24th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution abolishes the poll tax as a requirement for voting for federal offices. Texas, however, retains the poll tax for state and local offices.
- The poll tax is repealed as a requirement for voting in all elections in 1966, by amendment of the State Constitution.
- Barbara Jordan of Houston becomes the first black woman elected to the Texas Senate in 1966.
Martin Luther King is assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee.
- Barbara Jordan (D-TX) becomes first Black woman elected to Congress from a Southern state, in 1972.
- Congresswoman Barbara Jordan of Houston delivers her famous "We, the People" speech in 1974, on the U.S. Constitution and impeachment.

- Houston resident George Bush is elected president of the United States In 1988.
- - - Democr
at Ann Richards becomes the first woman governor of Texas.
- In 1982 Lee P. Brown is the first Black named police commissioner of Houston, Texas.
- Republican Kay Bailey Hutchison
, in 1993, becomes the first woman to serve as U.S. Senator from Texas.

One Vote Counts in Texas.
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