50 Quick Facts about Texas by Wayne Wheelwright

By Wayne Wheelwright

This publication is a part of a chain of fifty quickly evidence approximately all of the united states. This e-book covers the kingdom of Texas. evidence concerning the significant towns, the historical past of the nation, well-known humans associated with Texas and plenty of extra topics. This publication includes all you are going to ever want to know concerning the Lone superstar kingdom.

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The city was founded in 1755 and quickly grew from a villa to the capital of the short lived Republic of the Rio Grande. Laredo flies seven flags, the Six Flags of Texas and the Flag of the Republic of theRio Grande. The state of Texas served as the birthplace to Lyndon B. Johnson who was born in Stonewall, Texas and served in office from 1963-1969 after the assassination of John F. Kennedy in Dallas where he saw out Kennedy’s term and then won by a large margin on his own right in the 1964 election.

Facts Texas is the second largest state in the United States. With a total area of 268,581 square miles it is second in size to only Alaska. The state is in the South Central part of the country and shares an international border with Mexico. S. states that share a border with Texas are New Mexico to the west, Oklahoma to the north, Arkansas to the north-east and Louisiana to the east. Texas is the second most populous state in the country behind California. Texas has a population of just over 26 million people.

In 1845 Texas joined the United States becoming the 28th state in the Union. In 1861 Texas seceded from the Union to join the Confederate States of America. Few battles of the American Civil War were fought in the state and when the war ended the slaves were freed and Texas became subject to Reconstruction. In 1901 a major petroleum discovery was made at Spindletop Hill near Beaumont. This discovery led to the creation of the most productive oil well in the history of the planet. This wave of oil speculation and discovery led to the Oil Boom, sometimes known as the Gusher Age, which changed the economy of Texas forever.

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