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Annexation of Texas – the Lone Star State

Texas

Words: 1058 (5 pages)

Texas “The Lone Star State” went through a lot before it became the gun-slinging, cowboy riding state that we know it to be today. In the 19th century Texas went through events that would inevitably lead to its annexation to The Union. Texas declaring itself independent from Mexico would cause conflict between the formerly united…

George W. Bush Essay

Government

Tax

Texas

Words: 721 (3 pages)

If I had to choose a candidate based on, background, positionon issues, and intangibles I think it would be George W. Bush. I would chooseGeorge W. Bush because he supports some issues that Im interested in and heseems like the kind of guy who will do a good job. I think that with George W….

Amusement park dangers

Insurance

Safety

Texas

Words: 1004 (5 pages)

How many people have to die, or sustain serious injury from amusement park rides before the federal government steps in and regulates the amusement park industry? Rosy Esparza’s family had every right to believe that she would return from the Texas Giant roller coaster without harm or injury. However, Esparza fell to her death on…

Ruthless Cattle Barons and Little Farmers — Part Two

American frontier

Texas

Words: 4007 (17 pages)

The previous post omitted a couple of things to do with the Texas cattle industry before the Civil War. The drives then were small compared to the ones that came later; but the Shawnee Trail, or Texas Road, from East Texas through Indian Territory, wasn’t the only cattle route, as I inadvertently made it seem….

The Texas Chainsaw Massacre

Texas

Words: 926 (4 pages)

    For more than three decades, the legend of “The Texas Chainsaw Massacre” has remained one of the most terrifying and lingering true stories ever brought to the big screen.  The Texas Chainsaw Massacre shows it’s audience what kind of creepy people can be found in our world and how the youth of our country often…

Biography of James Jim Bowie

Military

Texas

Words: 584 (3 pages)

James “Jim” Bowie was known for his famous “Bowie knife” with adventures that could be reckless sometime. James “Jim” Bowie was born in Logan County, Kentucky on April 10, 1796, and died at the Battle of the Alamo in Texas during the bid for Independence from Mexico on March 6, 1836 at the age of…

Essay – Risque Texas

American frontier

Entertainment

Texas

Words: 1717 (7 pages)

During his lifetime, Howard traveled widely thoughout Texas, visiting both large and small towns. The two largest cities in north Texas are Forth Worth and Dallas and Howard spent time in both of them. The cities are located next to each, but possess vastly different personalities and dynamics as Howard details in a letter to August…

Black Gold Texas Tea

Texas

Words: 2463 (10 pages)

Trevor MacKenzieBlack Gold the Texas TeaIn this paper I will touch on topics of oil prices, the demise and growth of oil companies large and small and international oil regulators, natural oil deposits and their locations and life expectancy, and the future of the oil industry and all it effects. I have chosen to write…

Ruthless Cattle Barons and Little Farmers — Part One

Texas

Words: 3906 (16 pages)

We’ve all read countless westerns, as well as seeing them on the big and little screens, in which the rotten predatory cattle rancher who claims the entire range, with a legion of hired guns (or just one really fast one), gets tough on the little people he sees as standing in his way. The classic…

The Texas of Robert E. Howard: Her Wild Old Past

Bonnie and Clyde

Texas

Words: 1269 (6 pages)

The Texas of Robert E. Howard was scarcely a generation removed from its frontier heritage. In May 1934, as Howard’s tale of Conan and Belit, “Queen of the Black Coast,” was on the stands in Weird Tales, a Texas lawman ran down the notorious Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker — Bonnie & Clyde. Frank Hamer…

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