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    A bit of History.

    I do want to make one thing clear, if ya'll have read the Chilli thread. Texas used to be a part of Mexico, 'Remember the Alamo,' until we won our independence. We were our own independent country, and were first recgonized by GB, thank you very much. We then annexed the US, but decided to use that name as it was already on all the maps, hehe. capt david

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    if you check out the plaque in The Alamo it seems that a lot of the defenders were from over here
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    As you may or may not know, I'm a history teacher. As you also may or may not know, about one third of the defenders were Mexican. Although I don't have the facts to prove it, I bet none of the Anglo (Tex-Mex for white) defenders had been in Texas for more than ten years. Davey Crockett and his men had been for about a month. capt david

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    Quote Originally Posted by captdavid View Post
    As you may or may not know, I'm a history teacher. As you also may or may not know, about one third of the defenders were Mexican. Although I don't have the facts to prove it, I bet none of the Anglo (Tex-Mex for white) defenders had been in Texas for more than ten years. Davey Crockett and his men had been for about a month. capt david
    Davey Crockett, was of Scottish desent,think it was on his mothers side.

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    The largest part of the early settlers came from in and around Tennessee, not the deep South. Oral tradition calls these people 'Scotch-Irish.' capt david

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    And thats why the Aloamo was defended so diligently, those north of the border (North of the Wall that is) give nowt away easily
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    Quote Originally Posted by captdavid View Post
    I do want to make one thing clear, if ya'll have read the Chilli thread. Texas used to be a part of Mexico, 'Remember the Alamo,' until we won our independence. We were our own independent country, and were first recgonized by GB, thank you very much. We then annexed the US, but decided to use that name as it was already on all the maps, hehe. capt david

    Capt David

    I heard that it was agreed at the time of the US annexation that Texas would retain its right to secede from the Union, and that Texas is the only State with this right specifically guaranteed.

    Do you know if this is true?

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    Quote Originally Posted by limulus View Post
    And thats why the Aloamo was defended so diligently, those north of the border (North of the Wall that is) give nowt away easily
    O so true tight as cramp comes to mind the only thing they do give away is dirty looks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mannlicher_Stu View Post
    O so true tight as cramp comes to mind the only thing they do give away is dirty looks
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