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Section 1:The Early Republic Section 2:Houston’s First Term Section 3:Lamar’s Presidency Section 4:Houston’s Second Administration CHAPTER 12 A New Nation.

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1 Section 1:The Early Republic Section 2:Houston’s First Term Section 3:Lamar’s Presidency Section 4:Houston’s Second Administration CHAPTER 12 A New Nation

2 SECTION 1 The Early Republic Question: Why was the election of 1836 significant?

3 Results of the Election of 1836 Vice President:Congress:President: Constitution:Annexation: SECTION 1 The Early Republic Mirabeau B. Lamarelected senators and representatives Sam Houston approved the Texas Constitution of 1836 voted to seek U.S. annexation of Texas

4 SECTION 2 Houston’s First Term Question: What were some of the actions of the Republic’s first government?

5 ActionDescription Cabinet secretary of state: secretary of the treasury: secretary of war: secretary of the navy: courts: Court System Boundaries Capital SECTION 2 Houston’s First Term Stephen F. Austin Henry Smith Thomas J. Rusk Samuel Rhoads Fisher Supreme Court; four district courts; 23 county courts; justice courts to the south and west—Rio Grande; not recognized by Mexico Houston, near Harrisburg on Buffalo Bayou

6 SECTION 3 Lamar’s Presidency Question: What problems did Lamar’s administration face?

7 Action LAND POLICY Result ECONOMYTEXAS INDIANS Action Result Action Result SECTION 3 Lamar’s Presidency issued red backs worthless within three years, in part because of rising national debt passed homestead law protected Texans’ homes and up to 50 acres from seizure for debts declared war on American Indians removed Cherokee from East Texas, pushed Comanche north & west, increased debt

8 SECTION 4 Houston’s Second Administration Question: What policies did Houston adopt during his second administration?

9 Economic Policy Money-Supply Policy American Indian Policy ACTIONS: RESULTS: SECTION 4 Houston’s Second Administration cut government jobs and salaries cut size of army and Texas Rangers hoped to sell navy new paper money to replace red backs limited amount issued to try to maintain value returned to peace policy more trading posts worked to sign treaties with American Indians spending dropped did not balance budget; rising debt falling value of cur- rency because of lack of confidence signed treaties with several Texas Indian groups relations improved

10 Chapter Wrap-Up CHAPTER Choose one of the early candidates for president of the Republic and explain why you would vote for that person Analyze the impact of the U.S. economy and the Panic of 1837 on the Republic’s economy How did Houston and Lamar shape the history of the Republic of Texas? 1. 1.Choose one of the early candidates for president of the Republic and explain why you would vote for that person Analyze the impact of the U.S. economy and the Panic of 1837 on the Republic’s economy How did Houston and Lamar shape the history of the Republic of Texas?


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