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|(7.1) History. The student understands traditional historical points of reference in Texas history.|
|The student is expected to:||Related Handbook of Texas Online articles:|
|A:identify the major eras in Texas history, describe their defining characteristics, and explain why historians divide the past into eras, including Natural Texas and its People; Age of Contact; Spanish Colonial; Mexican National; Revolution and Republic; Early Statehood; Texas in the Civil War and Reconstruction; Cotton, Cattle, and Railroads; Age of Oil; Texas in the Great Depression and World War II; Civil Rights and Conservatism; and Contemporary Texas;
|B: apply absolute and relative chronology through the sequencing of significant individuals, events, and time periods; and
|C: explain the significance of the following dates: 1519, mapping of the Texas coast and first mainland Spanish settlement; 1718, founding of San Antonio; 1821, independence from Spain; 1836, Texas independence; 1845, annexation; 1861, Civil War begins; 1876, adoption of current state constitution; and 1901, discovery of oil at Spindletop.
Created by Michel Hinton, Hogg Middle School, Houston ISD, April 2002; modified June 2011.
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