Texas became a state in 1845 but it took many years and the people went through a lot.
Texas Declares its Independence
IN 1821 Mexico won independence from Spain. Mexico controlled the land that is now Texas. Mexico offered people some land who agreed to bring their families and settle there.
The Lone Star Republic
For 13 days People of Texas defended The Alamo from the Mexican Army. But the army was to large and the Texans were defeated.
Texas Becomes a State
During the Alamo, Texan leaders met at the town of Washington-on-the-Brazos. Among them were many of their people, who were also unhappy with the Mexican rules. 4 days before the fall of the Alamo Texas declared independence from Mexico.
we declare indepen-dence!
In September 1836, the people of Texas elected Sam Hoston as their president.