The First Texas Government


Texas History Revolution and the Texas Republic The First Texas Government
Students learn about the opposing groups at the Consultation and the compromise resolution, the Declaration of November 7, 1835. Then, the students explain the collapse of the provisional government. Finally, they write a speech from the point of view of one of the delegates to the Consultation.

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In this experience, students learn about the opposing groups at the Consultation and the compromise resolution, the Declaration of November 7, 1835. Then, the students explain the collapse of the provisional government. Finally, they write a speech from the point of view of one of the delegates to the Consultation.

Objectives:

  • Identify the structure of the first independent government in Texas.
  • Describe the causes of the collapse of the provisional government.


On November 4, 1835, delegates traveled from all over Texas to San Felipe de Austin for a meeting called the Consultation. They had an important mission—they needed to decide on the future of Texas.

Objectives:

  • Identify the structure of the first independent government in Texas.
  • Describe the causes of the collapse of the provisional government.




Branch T. Archer


The delegates elected Branch T. Archer to be the president of the Consultation. The delegates were divided in their positions about the desired course of action.

  • The pro-war group wanted Texas to declare immediately its independence from Mexico.
  • The pro-peace group wanted to move more slowly, fighting for the restoration of the Constitution of 1824 without declaring independence.
  • A third group tried to bridge between the pro-war and pro-peace camps.


Choose one of the three groups and write a slogan to represent that group at the Consultation.

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Discuss the students’ slogans with them.


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