Texas Secedes from the United States


Texas History Civil War and Reconstruction Texas Secedes from the United States
Students learn that Texas seceded from the United States in 1861. They identify feelings that different Texans had about secession, and they read and watch a video about Sam Houston's role in the situation.

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In this experience, students learn that Texas seceded from the United States in 1861. They identify feelings that different Texans had about secession, and they read and watch a video about Sam Houston’s role in the situation.

Objectives:

  • Describe how Texas made the decision to secede from the United States.
  • Compare and contrast Texans’ points of view about secession.
  • Identify Sam Houston’s role in Texas’s secession.


Abraham Lincoln was elected president in 1860. The Confederate states were angry because they knew that Lincoln wanted to abolish slavery. They felt they only had one choice: to secede from the United States.

Objectives:

  • Describe how Texas made the decision to secede from the United States.
  • Compare and contrast Texans’ points of view about secession.
  • Identify Sam Houston’s role in Texas’s secession.




Make a prediction about what the different colors of the above map represent.



Blue = Union states that banned slavery

Gray = Territories

Yellow = Union states that allowed slavery

Red/Maroon (different shades represent dates that the states seceded) = Seceded from United States


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