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Overview In this experience, students interact with vocabulary words that they will encounter throughout Unit 5: Early Texas Statehood and the Civil War. Estimated duration: 30 minutes Vocabulary words: Objective
In this experience, students interact with vocabulary words that they will encounter throughout Unit 5: Early Texas Statehood and the Civil War.
Estimated duration: 30 minutes
You learned in the last unit that the Republic of Texas had many problems. The most serious problem was the debt. Many Texas citizens wanted to join the United States in order to strengthen Texas. In this unit, you will learn about Texas and statehood, and about the U.S. Civil War.
The U.S. postage stamp shows the statehood as beginning in 1845. President Polk signed the resolution in December of that year. The formal handoff from the Republic President to the new Texas governor was in February 1846.
Texas gained statehood in 1845.
This lesson builds your vocabulary with words you will use in this unit. The words are:
Statehood is the situation of being a state. When we talk about a state gaining statehood, we mean the year that the state joined the United States.
What do you think is the most recent state to get statehood in the United States?
Students won’t necessarily know the answer. If any students correctly answer Hawaii, ask them to explain their answer. Also encourage any students who posted Alaska, which had been admitted to the Union about seven months earlier.