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Sam Houston and the American Southwest Study Questions & Topics for Discussion

Randolph B. Campbell
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Topics for Discussion

What was the nature of Sam Houston's fall from grace from Tennessee politics? Why did Houston repeatedly refuse to talk about the scandal publicly?

What were some of Houston's admirable personal qualities? What were some qualities that were less than desirable?

What was Houston's view of slavery? How did Houston address the matter of how slavery should be handled on the national level?

How did Sam Houston win the fight against Santa Anna that resulted in Texas' independence? What military strategy did he employ throughout the campaign?

What issues did Sam Houston have to contend with during his first term as Texas president?

Why was Sam Houston attracted to the so-called "Know-Nothing" party? How did Houston hope to use the party to advance his interests?

What events and factors led to Texas' fight for independence?

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