Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar: A Contrast of Visions.During the time before European explorers arrived in North America, many different groups of American Indians made their homes in what is now Texas. The American Indian cultures reflected their environments and resources and were as diverse as the Texas landscape itself. The bow and arrow was developed around C. Prior to that time, most American Indians used spears as hunting tools or weapons. The bow and arrow had several advantages. The bow was lighter and required fewer resources to make. The arrow was much more lethal than a spear because of its speed, silence, and accuracy.
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Books by Jeffery Robenalt. However, both men were strong leaders, and their vastly different visions for the new Republic would do much to shape the future of Texas. T he Texas Constitution limited the first president of the Republic to a term of two years, and no president could be elected for two consecutive terms. Therefore, in , Houston was forced to hand over the reins of government. Later Texas presidents would serve for three years. Houston , who thought little of Lamar or his policies, handpicked first Peter Grayson, and then James Collingsworth to run against his much disliked vice-president.
Designed to encourage critical thinking about history, the Major Problems in American History series introduces students to both primary sources and analytical essays on important topics in US history. This collection, designed for courses on Texas history or the history of southwest, covers the subject's entire chronological span. Sam W. Haynes is an Associate Professor at the University of Texas at Arlington, where he teaches courses in Texas history and early nineteenth century U. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse He is currently working on a study of American attitudes toward Great Britain during the Jacksonian period.
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