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1836 to 1865


The Republic of Texas 1836 – 1846

The Republic of Texas 1836 – 1846

DVD - $49.95
Worksheet/activity sets for Elementary or Secondary - $9.95

Color, Length 33 minutes

After Texas won independence from Mexico, it existed as an independent nation for 10 years.  Left on its own, the new country had to battle great odds to survive.  Money, Indians and Mexico presented constant problems for its leaders and its people.  The history of how these early Texans met these challenges weaves an interesting story of the Lone Star Republic.

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The Republic of Texas 1836 – 1846

Early Texas Statehood 1846 – 1861

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Color, Length 28 minutes

The first 15 years of Texas Statehood were a time of rapid growth. Immigrants from other states of the U.S. and countries of Europe poured across our borders seeking land and new opportunity.  At the same time, the Mexican War followed by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo and the Compromise of 1850 changed the map and the fortunes of Texas and the United States for all time.

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The Republic of Texas 1836 – 1846

Pioneer Life in Texas

DVD - $49.95
Worksheet/activity sets for Elementary or Secondary - $9.95

Color, Length 25 minutes

From Austin’s “Old 300” colony in 1821 to settlers moving West following the Civil War, the edge of the frontier advanced across Texas. Pioneer settlers braved the wilderness to tame the land and establish new homes. Learn about the daily life of these pioneers.

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Texas Battles of the Civil War

Texas Battles of the Civil War

DVD - $49.95
Worksheet/activity sets for Elementary or Secondary - $9.95

Color, Length 25 minutes

In 1861, the United States was torn apart by Civil War. Texas joined the rebelling states and provided both fighting men and vital supplies for the South. Tour the Texas battlefields and bring to life the contributions and sacrifices that Texas made for the Confederacy from the Union surrender in San Antonio, to cotton shipments across the Rio Grande, to the final battle of the Civil War at Palmetto Ranch.

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Texas Government

Texas Government

DVD - $49.95
Worksheet/activity sets for Elementary or Secondary - $9.95

Color, Length 23 minutes

Learn about the structure and function of Texas government from popular sovereignty to federalism. Compares state government to national government.

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