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CHAPTER 1

Introduction to Texas History and Politics

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Upon completing this chapter, you will be able to…

Analyze the political culture of Texas.

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1-3 . Briefly Spain Returns The Republic of Mexico © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved. Inc.The Six Flags of Texas: From Spain to Statehood     Spain France.

Percy Moran.The Battle of the Alamo. 1-4 . 1912 © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc. All rights reserved.

The Six Flags of Texas: From Spain to Statehood    The Republic of Texas The Twenty-Eighth State of the Union The Confederate State of Texas Key term:  Adelsverein Society © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved. 1-5 . Inc.

CORE OBJECTIVE Thinking Critically… How have settlement patterns impacted Texas? Give current examples. © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc. 1-6 . All rights reserved.

Civil War and Reconstruction: A Time of Transition     The Civil War in Texas Goals of Reconstruction “Carpetbaggers” and “scalawags” The 1876 constitution © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 1-7 . All rights reserved. Inc.

Capture of Fort Fisher. All rights reserved. Inc. © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 1865. January 15. Troops led by Union army General Alfred H. Kurz & Allison. 1890. Terry fighting Confederates. 1-8 .

Inc. All rights reserved. 1-9 .Post-Reconstruction Texas    Land The Texas Economy: From Agriculture to Oil to the Service Sector Texas’s Economic Regions Key terms:   land-based economy economic regions © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies.

All rights reserved. Spindletop. 1901. 1-10 . © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Port Arthur. Inc. Texas oil industry ca. Beaumont. and vicinity.Queen of Waco gusher.

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Inc.CORE OBJECTIVE Communicating Effectively… Write a short synopsis of Texas’s changing economy and its role in international trade. All rights reserved. © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 1-13 .

Post-Reconstruction Texas  Texas Politics: From Democrat to Republican     Third-party challengers in the “Progressive Era” The Great Depression The Civil Rights movement One-party dominance © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc. 1-14 . All rights reserved.

All rights reserved. 1-15 .CORE OBJECTIVE Taking Personal Responsibility… What can you do to become well informed about political issues so that you can make good decisions at election time? © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies. Inc.

1-16 .Post-Reconstruction Texas  Demographics: The Road to Majority-Minority    Urban and Rural Majority-Minority Religion in Texas Key term:  majority-minority © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies. All rights reserved. Inc.

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How would you use this knowledge to engage effectively in your community? © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies. 1-19 . Inc. All rights reserved.CORE OBJECTIVE Being Socially Responsible… Understanding the relationship between religious affiliations and politics can improve civic knowledge.

Inc. All rights reserved. 1-20 .Current Challenges: Texas Today    The Current Recession National Trends and Politics Immigration and In-Migration Today © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies.

All rights reserved. Inc. populism Key terms:     political culture moralistic subculture individualistic subculture traditionalistic subculture © 2014 The McGraw-Hill Companies.Texas Political Culture   The traditionalistic/individualistic model Mix of elements: classical liberalism. social conservatism. 1-21 .

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