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Facts About Texas for Kids | Geography Educational Video

Facts About Texas for Kids | Geography Educational Video
hey everybody hey Quinn guess what what cadence you know how we're always talking about going places yeah let's go to

Texas

Texas

yeah let's learn about

Texas

good idea

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is the second largest state in the USA it is also the largest southern state its landscape includes deserts systems of caves melons canyons forests and the Rio Grande River the Rio Grande River is a river that forms the border between

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and Mexico

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was first explored in 1528 by Spanish explorers on accident when their ship sank off the coast

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did not become a colony until 1685 France claimed it did you know Spain then set up a rival colony in 1691 they set up a religious outpost in the eastern part of

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Spain did not return to

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until 1716 they came back to protect their colonies in the West from French forces San Antonio was started two years later the disagreement between the Spaniards and Native Americans in East

Texas

prevented many settlers from coming to

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to make it their new home as well as the numbers in Native American raids Spain called a truce between many tribes in 1745 and 1789 but the tension got worse in

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once the United States purchased a large piece of land from France in 1803 this land was called the Louisiana Purchase people began to wonder if Spain or the United States would actually claim

Texas

and when Mexico got its independence from Spain in 1821

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actually became a part of Mexico they began calling the area quia a Tejas Americans in...
facts about texas for kids geography educational video
settlers moved to

Texas

when Mexico allowed non Spanish settlers to settle here after many settlers moved to

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Mexico began taxing non-citizens this outraged many settlers those from the South became even angrier because Mexico banned all slavery in 1829 but at this time in US history many southerners thought of having a slave as their way of life so in 1835 settlers living there rebelled this was the beginning of the

Texas

Revolution the settlers suffered a terrible defeat by the Mexican army at the 1836 battle at the Alamo a mission in San Antonio but the loss only inspired the settlers to continue to fight on with a cry of remember the Alamo many joined the rebel army and soon Mexico gave up on March 2nd 1836

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declared independence from Mexico and soon they were at war

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one but Mexico refused to recognize

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as an independent colony

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then acts to become a state of the United States it was years later in 1845 the u.s. added

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as state and Mexico broke off their diplomatic relations Mexico didn't want to take any offers from the US to buy land extending from

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to the Pacific Ocean in 1846 a fight over the border between

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and Mexico resulted in an armed conflict and the mexican-american war started the United States oneness war and by the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo one lands that later formed the states of California Arizona Nevada Utah New Mexico as well as parts of southwestern Colorado and southwestern Wyoming Mexico was given 15...
facts about texas for kids geography educational video
million dollars to give up its claims to

Texas

15 million dollars that's a lot of money obtaining

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Independence was a long process beginning in 1824 and ending in 18 leaders like Sam Houston and stephen f austin gained the support of other Texans who shared their same beliefs they had settled in

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to establish new lives from the persecution of Englund they banded together because they wouldn't tolerate the removal of their new freedoms by Santa Ana the Mexican president of

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Santa Ana was trying to gain more powers over the people in

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this was exactly what they had already been trying to escape from England after many battles in places like the Alamo that Texans were able to gain their independence from Mexico and after Abraham Lincoln was elected president of the United States

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joined the newly formed Confederate States of America in 1861 and fought in the American Civil War trying to become independent from the United States the Confederates lost to the Union for the United States in 1865 and

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was restored to full representation in Congress on March 30th 1870 On January 10 1901 all struct in

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this led to the founding of a richer economy during the time when the economy was bad many people left

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left

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for many years

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lost much of its population it wasn't until the 1950s and 60s that people started to repopulate

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and move back recently

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has been exploiting technology and computers the land that is now

Texas

...
facts about texas for kids geography educational video
has been inhabited for many many years people first came to what is now

Texas

at least sixteen thousand seven hundred years ago thousands of years later Native American tribes including the Koch ISA caren cowan well gaalan and Comanche lived there Spanish settlers promoting Christianity called missionaries were some of the first Europeans to live in what is now

Texas

so how did

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get its name well around 1540 in the area that is now East

Texas

Spanish explorers met the Caddo Indians de caddos called a Spanish tatius meaning friends or allies in Spanish this actually translated to Tejas and the United States eventually converted this name to

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Tejas like Jose Tejas many believe that the Caddo tribe greeted Spanish settlers by saying Tejas which means friends and kind of sounds like

Texas

Texas

is called the Lone Star State because in 1836 when the Republic of

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declared itself independent nation it flew a flag with a single star the lone star can be found on the Texan state flag and on the Texan state seal New Mexico borders

Texas

in the northwest Oklahoma in the north and northeast Arkansas Louisiana and the Gulf of Mexico in the east and Mexico in the southwest the hilly southern and eastern part of the state is called the Gulf coastal plains this includes the Pine Belt where most of

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commercial timber grows the interior lowlands cover the Northeast and have some of the loot state's largest ranches the Great Plains stretch across the north and west parts...
of the state but these extend all the way to Canada far West is the Basin and Range province this is

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only mountainous region it's bordered on the south by the Rio Grande the river that marks the boundary between the United States and Mexico

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is the only state to have the flags of six different nations to fight over Spain France Mexico the Republic of

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the Confederate states and the United States when

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joined the Union it kept the right to fly its state flag at the same height as the national flag did you know that

Texas

has to on June 5th before counties this is more counties than any other Shandi us

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leads the nation in the production of cattle due to its long history as a center of the cattle industry many people associate

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with the image of cowboys and about 27 million people live in

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it's larger than France in 1845 it became the 28th state in the United States the largest cities in

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are Houston Dallas Fort Worth San Antonio El Paso and Austin Austin is the capital city of

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there are many famous attractions in

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Fort Worth is known for its stockyards and Amarillo is known for the cattle business and stockyards in Dallas Industrial Technology companies such as

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Instruments and EDS have their offices hey guess what

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is bigger than any of their country in Europe King Ranch in

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is bigger than the entire state of Rhode Island

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also has the second largest population in the USA California has the most...
the soda dr. pepper was invented in Waco

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in 1885 by a pharmacist named Charles Alderton a very published knack in

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is peanuts inside dr. pepper did you know that

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has more than 70,000 miles of highway and each year the state uses 1.6 million gallons of white and yellow paint to line its highways

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also has the highest speed limit in the country 85 miles per hour this

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claims to be the birthplace of the hamburger I love hamburgers

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is also known for tex-mex food a combination of Texan and Mexican cuisine that includes nachos fajitas burritos and hard tacos and more in

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you might find animals like black bears armadillos coyotes Cougars endangered cats called jagger woundes tiger salamanders and leopard frogs

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has more species of birds than any other state including screech owls and hummingbirds the armadillo is the official state mammal more species of bats live in

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than any other part of the United States the state of

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adopted its flag to represent the state's values the blue stands for loyalty the white signifies purity and the red is for bravery the colors were chosen to be the same as the United States flag but only one star was selected to represent

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the lone star symbolizes that the state will be unified for one god state and country okay did you like this

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