Author:
Kris Seago
Subject:
Government/Political Science
Material Type:
Full Course
Level:
Academic Lower Division
Provider:
Austin Community College
Tags:
  • ACC Liberal Arts
  • ACC OER
  • Liberal Arts
  • liberal-arts
    License:
    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
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    Introduction: Six Flags Over Texas

    Overview

    Six Flags Over Texas

    Chapter Learning Objective

    By the end of this chapter, you will be able to:

    • Summarize the social history of Texas and how it has shaped the political characteristics of the state's population

    Introduction: Six Flags Over Texas

    Texas has a rich and diverse history. Understanding that history helps explain why contemporary Texas is the way it is. This chapter explores a tiny piece of that history.

    Six Flags Over Texas
    Figure 1.1 “Six Flags Over Texas” is the slogan used to describe the   six nations that have had sovereignty over some or all of the current territory of the U.S. state of Texas: Spain (1519–1685; 1690–1821), France (1685–1690), Mexico (1821–1836), the Republic of Texas (1836–1845), the Confederate States of America (1861–1865), and the United States of America (1845–1861; 1865–present).