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John Smith
John Smith • 2 years ago

Oct 22, 1836 Sam Houston was inaugurated as first President of the Republic of Texas after gaining independence during the Texas Revolution.Formed as a break-away republic from Mexico, the Republic of Texas claimed borders that encompassed an area that included all of the present state of Texas. 1845, U.S. President Tyler signed a bill that authorized the annexation of the Republic of Texas. One of the motivating factors of the Republic’s accepting was United State’s assumption of their debts.

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