Friday, March 02, 2007

March 2, 1836

On this day in 1836, Texas became an independent country.

Texas Declaration of Independence: "The Texas Declaration of Independence was produced, literally, overnight. Its urgency was paramount, because while it was being prepared, the Alamo in San Antonio was under seige by Santa Anna's army of Mexico.

Immediately upon the assemblage of the Convention of 1836 on March 1, a committee of five of its delegates were appointed to draft the document. The committee, consisting of George C. Childress, Edward Conrad, James Gaines, Bailey Hardeman, and Collin McKinney, prepared the declaration in record time. It was briefly reviewed, then adopted by the delegates of the convention the following day."


Anonymous said...

California and Hawaii being the only others among the current states to do so, I think.

Unknown said...

Ah-ha. Two more than I'd have guessed.