Mareta and Henry
Spanish explorers were the Europeans in Texas. They put Texas under Mexican control. The Texans were angry at the Mexicans for taking their land, and declared independence in 1836. They fought hard for their freedom. An example of how hard they fought was at the Alamo, a fort in San Antonio. The Mexicans outnumbered the Texans 4 to 1. The Texans fought hard, but unfortunately, the battle was lost and every defender was killed. "Remember the Alamo!" became a battle cry and charged everyone's spirits. After a long hard war, the Texans won. They became the Independent Republic of Texas. In 1845, Texas became the 28th state of the U.S. Stephen Austin and several settlers settled on the Brazos river, which was the first American, not Mexican settlement in Texas.
70% of Texans are employed. They have jobs like, oil drilling, they also do cattle drives. They also mine sulfur, coal, salt, and gypsum.