Texas Joins the Union
The New Flag Flies
On December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th state of the United States of America. A few weeks later Anson Jones, the last Texas president, lowered the Republic of Texas flag flying in front of the capitol building in Austin. He announced,"The Republic of Texas is no more." Many people felt a tiny bit sad that the nation had come to its end. But they were also proud when they saw the new flag, the flag of the United States of America, flew in the breeze that day.