Texas gains it's independence from Mexico and becomes the Republic of Texas.
David Gouverneur Burnet becomes the interim President
David Gouverneur Burnet becomes the interim President of the Republic of Texas for 7 months and 7 days.
Fort Parker massacre
Commanches and other tribes attacked Fort Parker, killed almost all of the residents and took Cynthia Ann Parker captive.
Sam Houston is elected
Samuel Houston is elected the first official President of the Republic of Texas.
Recognition by the United States
Andrew Jackson, the President of the United States at that time, officially recognized the Republic of Texas.
Houston becomes capital
After 5 provisional capitals (Washington-on-the-Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston, Velasco and Columbia), Houston becomes the offical capital of the Republic of Texas until 1839, when it was moved to Austin.
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar is elected
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar is elected the second President of the Republic of Texas.
Battle of the San Gabriels
Texas Rangers pursued the Mexican Manuel Flores and his band of Indians.
Council House Fight
Texan officials tried to take a Commanche peace delegation captive to get captive Texans returned. It did not work.
Battle of Plum Creek
The Texas Rangers tried to stop a huge Commanche war party from reaching the Llano Estacado with lots of stolen items.
Santa Fe Expedition
Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar sent men into the upper part of Texas to secure the Santa Fe Trail.
Sam Houston is reelected
Samuel Houston is reelected as the third President of the Republic of Texas.
Texas Archive War
The Texas War was a conflict that occured when President Sam Houston attempted to move the political archives from Austin to Houston.
The German Emigration Company is formed
The German Emigration Company, which brought around 7,000 German settelers to Texas by 1847, is formed.
Mier Expedition (Black Bean Incident)
The Mier Expedition was a Texan military operation against Mexican border forces. It ended with the Black Bean Incident.
Dr. Anson Jones is elected
Dr. Anson Jones is elected the fourth and final President of the Republic of Texas.
The Republic of Texas is no more
The Republic of Texas is annexed by the United States as the 28th state.