Texas Statehood

By: Grace

When and How Did Texas Become a State?

On February 28, 1845, the U.S Congress passed the decision that Texas could become a state. Texas leaders met at the Washington Brazos to decide the decision. More than 4,000 Texans voted in favor of statehood, but about 200 Texans voted against it. Finally, on December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th state of the United States.

Fun Facts

Did You Know?

The men who wrote the constitution that Texas could become a state were actually from the United States. Only one of them was from Texas. The men had to write the constitution based on the constitutions of the Republic of Texas and for the state of Louisiana.

The first governor of Texas was James Pinckney Henderson. He took over when Anson Jones stepped down from presidency.