I really feel lucky to have been born and raised in Texas. Its a great place to live and work for many reasons. Friendly people, lots of jobs with lower cost of living, and if you don’t like the weather you only have to wait a few hours for it to change. Although a lot of Texans don't like experiencing all 4 seasons in one day, that doesn't stop the overwhelming amount of Texan pride.
Today, March 2nd we celebrate Texas Independence day and we at Dad’s Specialty Printing thought we would give you a little refresher course on the rich history behind it.
The settlers who had come to Texas under a generous and fair Mexican government, had grown weary of a new and oppressive Mexican government headed by a self proclaimed dictator named Santa Anna.
On March 2, 1836, as a cold north wind blew, men gathered in a small wooden building situated along the Brazos River in the town of Washington. They had come to approve and sign the Declaration of Independence from Mexico written by George C. Childress from Tennessee. He had patterned it after the American Declaration of Independence written by Jefferson.
On the following day, 59 men signed copies of the Texas Declaration of Independence. Today, 25 counties in Texas are named after the signers of the Declaration.
The signing was sandwiched between two major battles in Texas history; the defeat at the Alamo by General Santa Anna's troops and the defeat and surrender of General Santa Anna at the battle of San Jacinto.
The surrender of Santa Anna on April 21, 1836 marked the formation of the Republic of Texas.
Texas remained a sovereign nation for almost a decade before joining the Union in 1845.