Texas Declaration of Independence

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In March, 1836, Texans declared independence from Mexico. The Texas Revolution was already underway. Fighting had begun in October 1835. Texans wrote a declaration of independence much as the United States had done sixty years previously. The link below will open a copy of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Read that document and then use the prompts below to write your paper.

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1. Look at the fifth paragraph which begins "Nations, as well as individuals, . . ." and comment on why Texans chose to publish a written declaration of independence.

2. In the paragraph that begins, "It incarcerated in a dungeon, . . ." comment on who was incarcerated. What impact did that have on the course of the revolution?

3. What did the Texans refer to when they said "It has sacrificed our welfare to the state of Coahuila . . ."

4. Consider the paragraph that begins "It denies us the right of worshiping the Almighty . . ." Was that a reasonable complaint made by the Texans? Why or why not?

Details for your paper:

1. The length of the paper must be at least two full pages. It should not be more than five pages.

2. The paper should be double spaced with a font that I like. I especially like Times New Roman.

3. Margins should be standard one inch margins right, left, top, and bottom.

4. There should be a title for your paper.

5. You should include a bibliography or works cited page. This page should be at the end of the paper. It should be on a separate page. There should be a title on this page. You should use at least 4 sources. Sources should be good scholarly sources. That means books on the subject or scholarly articles. Sources that you should not use include your textbook, any wikis (especially Wikipedia), any dictionaries or encyclopedias. The one exception to the "encyclopedia" rule in Texas History is that you may use the Handbook of Texas. There is a link to the Handbook of Texas in one of the modules.

6. Your paper is due Sunday, April 2, at 11:59 p.m. I will not accept any late submissions.

7. I expect your paper to be well written. I expect you to use proper sentence structure, spelling, punctuation and anything else that comes under the heading of grammar. Failure to do so will affect your grade.

8. I expect your paper to be well organized with a beginning, a text in the middle, and a closing with your conclusion.

Tutor Answer

School: Rice University


Texas Declaration of Independence – Outline
Thesis Statement: Texas demanded to be an independent state free from the Mexican
government rule following numerous disagreements between the Mexican rulers and the AngloAmerican settlers who had established their territories in Texas.

An Overview of the Independence Declaration


Reasons Behind Texas Publishing a Written Independence Declaration


The Imprisonment of Stephen Fuller Austin


Why Texans Were Against Coahuila Rule


Texans Criticism For Mexican National Religion




Texas Declaration of Independence




Texas Declaration of Independence

Texas published The Texas Declaration of Independence in the year 1836, as a written
formal document declaring the independence of the Republic of Texas from Mexico. The
declaration stated that the Mexican government no longer protected the lives, liberty, and property
of the people who gave it power. The declaration proclaimed that the Mexican government often
acted against public opinion. It charged that the Mexican government had changed from a
restricted federal republic to a consolidated, central, military despotism (De Leon, 2017). It also
stated that the Mexican government had overseen the throwing of Texan agents into dungeons
and the sending of their armies to enforce the decree of the new government at the point of
bayonet following demonstrati...

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