TEKS Expectation 7.4B

7.4B Analyze the causes of and events leading to Texas annexation such as security and public debt.
Belongs to Statement 7.4: The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood.

Teach this expectation using entries from our Handbook

Our Handbook entries are written by volunteer historians and professionals, reviewed by TSHA staff, vetted by scholars, and approved by the TSHA Chief Historian.

Teacher & Community Submitted Resources

"Speech of Hon. David S. Kaufman, of Texas, on the Slavery Question"
15 Minute History: Mexican American War
A Brave Boy and a Good Soldier: John C. C. Hill and the Texas Expedition to Mier
A History of Smith County, Texas
A History of the French Legation in Texas
A History of Trinity County Texas, 1827 to 1928
A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties, Texas
A New History of Texas for Schools -1895
A Pictorial History of Texas, from the Earliest Visits of European Adventurers, to A.D. 1879
A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880
A Texas Scrap-book
A Texas Scrap-Book: Made Up of the History, Biography, and Miscellany of Texas and Its People
A Thumb-nail History of the City of Houston, Texas, from Its Founding in 1836 to the Year 1912
A Tract For A Day: How To Conquer Texas, Before Texas Conquers US: 1845
A Wild and Vivid Land: An Illustrated History of the South Texas Border
Address on the annexation of Texas, and the aspect of slavery in the United States
Annotated Typescript of Biography of Galveston Founder Michel Branamour Menard
Anti-Texass Legion: Protest of some free men, states and presses against the Texass rebellion, against the laws of nature and of
Arnie Armadillo and the Texas Heroes - Samuel 'Sam' Houston
Bet You Didn't Know: Texas
Biographical Encyclopedia of Texas
Celtaire String Band - Living History through Music & the Military
Colonial Challenges Austin Faced
Compromise of 1850
Contours of Discovery: Printed Maps Delineating the Texas and Southwestern Chapters in the Cartographic History of North America
Curriculum Guide for Teaching Texas History
De-Mystifying Religion for Classroom Teachers: Teaching About Jews, Judaism, and Religious Diversity
DeWitt Colony Papers: Documents and Correspondence for 1836
Diary of a Journey from the Mississippi to the Coasts of the Pacific with a United States Government Expedition
Diplomatic Correspondence of Texas
Discourse on Slavery and the Annexation of Texas
Documents of Texas History
El Llano Estacado: Exploration and Imagination on the High Plains of Texas and New Mexico, 1536-1860
El Mesquite
Encyclopedia of Western Gunfighters
Evacuation of Texas: Translation of the Representation Addressed to the Supreme Government
Famous Gunfighters and Feuds
Fifty Miles and a Fight: Major Samuel Peter Heintzelmans Journal of Texas and the Cortina War
Fort Davis: Outpost on the Texas Frontier
Fort Lancaster: Texas Frontier Sentinel
Fort Worth: A Texas Original!
From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women
Frontier Life; or, Scenes and Adventures in the South West
Galveston: A History and a Guide
Graphs and Charts of the Texas Slavery Project
Handbook of African American Texas
Hard Road to Texas: Texas Annexation 1836 - 1845
Historical Map Collection
History of Texas: from Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846, Volume 1
How Texas Got Its Shape
How to Conquer Texas, Before Texas Conquers Us
I Would Rather Sleep In Texas: A History of the Lower Rio Grande Valley and the People of the Santa Anita Land Grant
Image Gallery for the Curriculum Guide For Teaching Texas History
Indemnity and Slavery: Resolutions of the Legislature of Texas
Introduction to Stephen F. Austin
Introduction to the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights
Introduction to the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights
Journey through Texas, or, A Saddle-trip on the Southwestern Frontier: with a statistical appendix
Kickapoo Indians
Land Is The Cry!: Warren Angus Ferris, Pioneer Texas Surveyor and Founder of Dallas County
Late Nineteenth-Century Texas
Letters relating to the history of annexation / by Anson Jones.
Letters, Relating to the History of Annexation
Lone Star Leadership Academy
Making Cents of Independence
McKinney Falls: The Ranch Home of Thomas F. McKinney, Pioneer Texas Entrepreneur
Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County
Mirabeau B. Lamar Travel Journal, 1835
More Famous Gunfights and Locations
Moses and Stephen F. Austin in Texas
Negotiating for Peace With Mexico
New Texas History Movies
Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807-1872
Republic of Texas
Road to Annexation Activity
Sam Chamberlains Mexican War: The San Jacinto Museum of History Paintings
Sam Houston: American Statesman, Soldier, and Pioneer
Second United States Cavalry
Sons of the DeWitt Colony, Texas
Stagecoaching in Texas
Stephen F. Austin in Texas
Telegraph and Texas Register
Telling Our Stories: Grayson County Reminiscences: the First 150 years, 1846-1996
Texas and the Massachusetts Resolutions
Texas and the Mexican War: A History and a Guide
Texas Digital Newspaper Program
Texas Forts
Texas Historical Markers Lesson Plan
Texas History Snippets Interactive Map: Roads and Places of the Texas Revolution
Texas Joins the Union
Texas Originals: Carlos E. Castañeda
Texas Originals: Clara Driscoll
Texas Originals: Mary Austin Holley
Texas Originals: Miriam "Ma" Ferguson
Texas Pioneer Women: Enterprising Women in the West
Texas Pioneer Women: Legacies
Texas Pioneer Women: Mexican Era
Texas Pioneer Women: Q&A
Texas Pioneer Women: Spanish Era
Texas Pioneer Women: Statehood Era
Texas Talk with State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal: Gunslingers in Texas
Texas Talk: Dr. Gregg Cantrell Speaks on Stephen F. Austin's Early Life
Texas Talks with Dr. Gregg Cantrell Stephen F. Austin: Empresario of Texas: Full Texas Talk
Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal: Conclusion
Texas Talks with the State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal: Question and Answers
Texas Talks: The Changing Faces of Fort McKavett, Officers Quarters, Part 4
Texas Talks: The Changing Faces of Fort McKavett, Post Headquarters, Part 5
Texas Talks: The Changing Faces of Fort McKavett, The Barracks, Part 2
Texas Talks: The Changing Faces of Fort McKavett, The History of the Fort, Part 1
Texas Talks: The Changing Faces of Fort McKavett, The Support Facilities, Part 3
Texas: the Rise, Progress, and Prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.1
Texas: the rise, progress, and prospects of the Republic of Texas, Vol.2
The Alamo
The Archives War
The Cartwrights of San Augustine: Three Generations of Agricultural Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century Texas
The Civilian and Galveston Gazette
The Encyclopedia of Texas, Volume 1
The Evolution of Early "Six Shooter" Technology
The Evolution of Firearm Combat from Horseback
The History of Greater Dallas and Vicinity, Vol. 1
The Houston Story
The James F. Perry Papers
The Laws of Texas
The Life, Travels, and Opinions of Benjamin Lundy
The Mier Expedition
The Old Army in Texas: A Research Guide to the U.S. Army in Ninteenth Century Texas
The Reminiscences of Major General Zenas R. Bliss, 1854-1876: From the Texas Frontier to the Civil War and Back Again
The Samuel May Williams Home: The Life and Neighborhood of an Early Galveston Entrepreneur
The Story of Corpus Christi
The Story of Texas Edcator Guide: Second Floor - Building the Lone Star Identity
The Texas Revolution
The US-Mexican War
To Become a Texian
Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo
William Pitt Ballinger: Texas Lawyer, Southern Statesman, 1825-1888
Women and the Rangers: Mothers, Wives & Daughters - Part 1
Women In Early Texas
Border Land: The Struggle for Texas, 1820-1879

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