What follows is a multi-part series on how Texas became a state, some of the important personalities involved, and eventually how the United States acquired most of the states not included in the Louisiana Purchase. I believe that it would do a great disservice to all that transpired in the years 1835-1848 to simply write about them piecemeal.
I have been remiss in my normal amount of posts because this project quickly grew out of control. How can you explain the Battle of the Alamo without a lengthy explanation of the political chameleon that was Santa Anna, or the larger than life Davy Crockett? How can you discuss the battle but not explain the after effects, or even what brought us to that point in the first place?
I hope you enjoy the next two weeks as much as I enjoyed writing about them.