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Here are the teacher pack items for African American Slaves in Texas:
Although Mexico objected to slavery, some Anglo settlers brought slaves with them when they arrived in Texas. Slavery became legal in the Republic of Texas after the Texas Revolution in 1836. Texas was admitted to the United States in 1845 as a slave state.As Texas grew, so did the number of slaves. Many slave owners used their slaves to help them with their cotton, corn and sugar crops. By 1850, the number of slaves was over 58,000 and by 1860 that number rose to over 180,000. At that time, nearly one-fourth of the families in Texas owned at least one slave. In this experience, you will learn about slavery in Texas up through early statehood.
Family of Slaves, 1850
What does it mean to “own” another person? What impact do you think slavery had on the people who owned slaves? How might slavery affect people who did not own slaves? Share your thoughts on the discussion wall.