This Day in Texas History: Texas Declares Independence from Mexico

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This Day in Texas History: Texas Declares Independence from Mexico

This Day in Texas History:
Texas Declares Independence from Mexico

March 02, 1836

On this day in 1836, Texas became a republic.

T E X A S

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On March 1 delegates from the seventeen Mexican municipalities of Texas and the settlement of Pecan Point met at Washington-on-the-Brazos to consider independence from Mexico. George C. Childress presented a resolution calling for independence, and the chairman of the convention appointed Childress to head a committee of five to draft a declaration of independence.

In the early morning hours of March 2, the convention voted unanimously to accept the resolution. After fifty-eight members signed the document, Texas became the Republic of Texas. The change remained to be demonstrated to Mexico.

 

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