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Unit 7

by Francisco Alarcon

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Texas during the Civil War
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and Reconstruction
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Unit 7
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1861-1876
The states and nations need a constitution to limit their power. In order to become a state in the U.S., Texas had to re-write its constitution in 1845. Because Texas wanted to annex to the United States, Texas needed to re-write the constitution therefore limit their government power.
The Democratic Party was so popular in Texas during this time period because they supported the annexation of Texas and the expansion of slavery. People also came to Texas for the legalized slavery by the recent annexation. Because the Democratic Party supported annexation, the expansion of slavery and their was a bunch of land in Texas, more people from the north came to Texas.
The invention of the cotton gin would lead to arise in slavery population in the U.S. because the cotton gin helps do faster production of cotton. The cotton gin resulted in people planting more cotton. Because the cotton gin helped the faster production of cotton, people planted more cotton to make even more money so they had more slaves to work.
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