The Republic of Texas Readings and Activities

The Republic of Texas Readings and Activities
The Republic of Texas Readings and Activities
The Republic of Texas Readings and Activities
The Republic of Texas Readings and Activities
The Republic of Texas Readings and Activities
The Republic of Texas Readings and Activities
The Republic of Texas Readings and Activities
The Republic of Texas Readings and Activities
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Students learn about, or review, Texas as a Republic with this jigsaw or stations activity. It focuses on the presidencies of Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar and has an overview of the road to annexation. Students read 5 passages while filling out graphic organizers, complete activities involving a timeline, map, and sorting chart, answering 12 review questions, writing historically plausible quotes, and more! The first page is a teacher information page and the answers are included where appropriate. See the preview for a closer look!

The topics covered include:
--a background on the Texas Republic
--Sam Houston's two terms as president
--Mirabeau Lamar's presidency
--an overview of the road to annexation
--debt, Texas Rangers, various capitals, the Cordova Rebellion, the Archive War, the Council House Fight, the Santa Fe Expedition, the Mier Expedition, the Regulator-Moderator War, and MORE!

Sample questions include:
--Why didn’t Houston want the capital moved to Austin? Do you think it was the right choice when everything was said and done? Why or why not?
--Which challenge do you think Houston should have focused most of his energy on during his first term and why? What about his second term and why?
--Was Lamar’s goal of attaining peace with Native Americans through violence achieved? Explain your answer.
--Explain how the Santa Fe Expedition decreased Lamar’s standing as president.
--Discuss at least 3 challenges faced by the Republic, and whether those challenges were countered by a success or remained a challenge until annexation and how/why.

You might be interested in some related resources:
The Texas Republic BUNDLE
Texas History

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