By:Ryan King, Damian Mancilla

Manifest Destiny

The Manifest Destiny started with the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. The plan was all their land from the Atlantic to the Pacific Ocean. To acquire all this land the US took multiple years working on expanding their land.


Council House Fight

In the council house fight thirty Penateka Comanche leaders and warriors were killed by Texas troops at San Antonio. This event is said to have hardened Comanche hostility to whites in Texas.

Date-March 19, 1840

Mier Expedition

Another name for this event is the Black Bean Affair. This happened during the republic of Texas Days. Vazquez captured 176 hostages. Then with those hostages each prisoner drew a bean from a mug. Those who drew a black bean were shot by a firing squad. The other were in prison for life.

Date-November 1842

Election Of Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln was elected to be the 16th president of the United States of America. Lincoln was the 1st republican to to win the presidency. Lincoln started out as a lawyer and then became a US senator. This election was the drive of the Civil war.

Date-November 6, 1860

Fort Sumter

This is the first battle of the civil war. The confederates were bombing the fort for a straight 34 hours. This fort was in the middle of the ocean so the union had no where to run. The unions general was Robert Anderson and the confederates general was P.G.T Beauregard. Fort Sumter is now a national monument.

Date-April 12, 1861


This battle was the turning point of the civil war. About 51,000 soldiers were killed in this battle. Gettysburg lasted 3 days. The union had 93,921 soldiers and the confederate had 71,699 soldiers. The union and the confederate were on and off about capturing each other forts. The union won this battle. Medals of honor were given to the union soldiers for their actions at Gettysburg.

Date-July 3, 1863

13th Amendment

This Amendment put an end to slavery. The 13th amendment to the United States Constitution provides that "Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction."

Date-December 6, 1865

Constitution of 1876

The Constitution of 1876 is the sixth constitution by which Texas has been governed since independence from Mexico was achieved in 1836. It was framed by the Constitutional Convention of 1875 and adopted on February 15, 1876, by a vote of 136,606 to 56,652, and it remains the basic organic law of Texas. The constitution contains some provisions that are uniquely Texan, many of which are products of the state's unusual history. Some, for example, may be traced to Spanish and Mexican influence.

Date-February 15, 1876

How Texas was Effected

One of the huge affects on Texas which was a slave state was the 13th amendment. With Texas being a slave state Factory owners had to pay people for production or else the factory had no use because people of different race had the right to be free. This changed the way the army leaders treated the soldiers because they would make them run and give them horrible punishments. Now that black people had rights people would still treat them as 2nd class citizens.

Another effect on Texas was the election of Lincoln. This effected Texas politically because when Lincoln was elected president It started the civil war. Texas did not want Lincoln to win the election because they knew that he was going to change a lot of things that were going to effect them. It also effected Texas economically because the north had all of the railroads, and wars cost a lot of money. Texas was also effected socially because Texas wanted slaves and they knew that Lincoln was going to take them so Texas did not want Lincoln to win the election.