Author:
Annette Howard
Subject:
Political Science
Material Type:
Reading
Level:
Community College / Lower Division
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  • Six Flags Over Texas
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    Creative Commons Attribution
    Language:
    English
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    Introduction: Six Flags over Texas

    Introduction: Six Flags over Texas

    Overview

    Introduction: Six Flags over Texas

    Six Flags over Texas

    Texas has a rich and diverse history. Understanding that history helps explain why contemporary Texas is the way it is. This chapter explores a tiny piece of that history.

    “Six flags over Texas” is the slogan used to describe the six nations that have had sovereignty over some or all of the current territory of the U.S. state of Texas: Spain (1519–1685; 1690–1821), France (1685–1690), Mexico (1821–1836), the Republic of Texas (1836–1845), the Confederate States of America (1861–1865), and the United States of America (1845–1861; 1865–present).

    The image below shows the six flags flying over the Texas State History Museum, in Austin.