TEKS Expectation 7.5A

7.5A Explain the central role the expansion of slavery played in the involvement of Texas in the Civil War.
Belongs to Statement 7.5: The student understands how events and issues shaped the history of Texas during the Civil War and Reconstruction.

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"
1861: Opening Act The Fight Begins
1863-The Tide Turns
1864-No Way Out
A Guide to the Hood’s Brigade, 5th Texas Regiment, Company I Muster Roll, 1862-1864
A History of Smith County, 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 Soldiers Letters to Charming Nellie
A Southern Community in Crisis: Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880
A Southern World View
A Southern World View: The Old South and Proslavery Ideology
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 Wild and Vivid Land: An Illustrated History of the South Texas Border
A Witness to Westward Expansion
Address on the annexation of Texas, and the aspect of slavery in the United States
Albert Sidney Johnston
Arnie Armadillo and the Texas Heroes - Samuel 'Sam' Houston
Austin Streets
Battle of Sabine Pass
Battle on the Bay: The Civil War Struggle for Galveston
Bet You Didn't Know: Texas
Bill of sale for three slaves to William Murrell, September 20, 1849
Bill of Sale to Alexander Simon from Cummings for a 13 year old slave named Alexander
Biracial Unions on Galvestons Waterfront, 1865-1925
Black Leaders: Texans for Their Times
Black Reconstruction in the South: The Freedpeople
Buffalo Soldiers
Celtaire String Band - Living History through Music & the Military
Civil War
Civil War and Reconstruction
Civil War and Revolution on the Rio Grande Frontier: A Narrative and Photographic History
Civil War Battle Flags
Civil War Texas
Constitution of 1861
Constitutional Crisis and Impeachment of a President
Cotton Picking Scene of Paris, Texas
Curriculum Guide for Teaching Texas History
Diplomatic Correspondence of Texas
Discourse on Slavery and the Annexation of Texas
Documents of Texas History
Eighth Texas Cavalry
El Mesquite
Encounter with the Texas Rangers, 1876
Famous Gunfighters and Feuds
Fort Concho
Fort Concho: A History and a Guide
Fort Davis: Outpost on the Texas Frontier
Fort Lancaster: Texas Frontier Sentinel
Fort Worth: A Texas Original!
Francis Richard Lubbock
Free Blacks
From San Antonio to the Panhandle: Texas Pioneer Women
Galveston: A History and a Guide
Graphs and Charts of the Texas Slavery Project
Handbook of African American Texas
Historical Map Collection
History of Texas: from Its First Settlement in 1685 to Its Annexation to the United States in 1846, Volume 1
Hood's Texas Brigade
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 the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights
Introduction to the Tavern Stage of Texas Gunfights
James W. Terrill in His Civil War Uniform
John Henninger Reagan
Lesson Ideas for A Destined Conflict Lesson Plan
Lone Star Blue and Gray: Essays on Texas in the Civil War
Lone Star Leadership Academy
Lone Star Legacy: Poetry, Prose, and History, The African-American Experience in Texas
Lost Victorian Austin
Massacre on the Nueces River; story of a Civil War tragedy.
McKinney Falls: The Ranch Home of Thomas F. McKinney, Pioneer Texas Entrepreneur
Memorial and Biographical History of Ellis County
Mexican Americans In Texas History: Selected Essays
Mexican Texans in the Civil War
More Famous Gunfights and Locations
New Texas History Movies
Peg Leg: The Improbable Life of a Texas Hero, Thomas William Ward, 1807-1872
Rediscovering America-Buffalo Soldiers
Reminiscences of Reconstruction in Texas ; and, Reminiscences of Texas and Texans fifty years ago
Sacred Memories: The Civil War Monument Movement in Texas
Secession! Texas Makes Its Choice
Second Texas Infantry
Sibley in Texas
Slave Narratives Audio Records
Slavery, Urban
Southern Society-Slavery
Southern Society: Slavery, King Cotton, and Antebellum
Tejanos and the Civil War
Telegraph and Texas Register
Telling Our Stories: Grayson County Reminiscences: the First 150 years, 1846-1996
Texans at Antietam
Texas and the Civil War
Texas Digital Newspaper Program
Texas Forts
Texas History Coloring Book
Texas History Mini-Qs from The DBQ Project
Texas in the Civil War
Texas in the Civil War: Stories of Sacrifice, Valor and Hope
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: Q&A
Texas Pioneer Women: Spanish Era
Texas Pioneer Women: Statehood Era
Texas Slavery Project
Texas State Gazette. (Austin, Tex.), Vol. 6, No. 49, Ed. 1, Wednesday, July 18, 1855
Texas Talk with State Historian of Texas Bill O'Neal: Gunslingers in Texas
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: Dr. Randolph Cambell, Texas Confederate Pensions, The life of Guy Shaw, Part 2
Texas Talks: Dr. Randolph Cambell, Texas Confederate Pensons, Introduction to the Shaws, Part 1
Texas Talks: Dr. Randolph Campbell on Texas Confederate Pensions, Part 4
Texas Talks: Dr. Randolph Campbell, Texas Confederate Pensions, Full Talk
Texas Talks: Dr. Randolph Campbell, Texas Confederate Pensions, Intro, Part 1
Texas Talks: Randolph Campbell, Texas Confederate Pensions, Dora Shaw's Pension Application, Part 3
Texas Talks: The Changing Faces of Fort McKavett
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 Troubles
The American Conflict: a History of the Great Rebellion in the United States of America, 1860-64
The Cartwrights of San Augustine: Three Generations of Agricultural Entrepreneurs in Nineteenth-Century Texas
The Civil War on the Texas Home Front
The Civil War Through Contemporary Accounts: The Diary of Alexander Hobbs
The Civilian and Galveston Gazette
The Encyclopedia of Texas, Volume 1
The End of the Ordeal
The Evolution of Early "Six Shooter" Technology
The Evolution of Firearm Combat from Horseback
The Fiery Trial
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 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 Sibley Expedition
The Story of Corpus Christi
The Story of Texas Edcator Guide: Second Floor - Building the Lone Star Identity
Treasurer’s Warrant As Pay For Texas Rangers Signed By Gov. Sam Houston, 1861
Two Great Southerners: Jefferson Davis and Robert E. Lee
Under the Rebel Flag-1860 (Big Trouble)
Under the Rebel Flag-Dissent (Those Who Disagreed)
Under the Rebel Flag-Life in Texas During the Civil War-before the war
Under the Rebel Flag: Life in Texas During the Civil War
Unidentified Civil War veterans
Union Plans for Texas
Valor Across The Lone Star: The Congressional Medal of Honor in Frontier Texas
Wartime Reconstruction: Imagining the Aftermath
William E.P. Sawyer and Civil War Veterans
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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