Texas - Study Guide Chapter XIV, Power and Change Summary & Analysis

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Most people who came to Texas were poor. The discovery of oil in 1901 led to tremendous wealth for some people. The conspicuous display of the wealth of some camouflaged the poverty of the many.

In November 1980, Rusk is at his Larkin estate for the weekend and returns to Fort Worth on Monday . His accountant's tell him that he is officially a billionaire. He is now officially Texas rich.

The oilmen are quietly involved in politics to protect their own interests and the interests of Texas. Because of this, they back or fight against different candidates in different states.

The Sherwood Cobbs still have their cotton plantation in Levelland. Eloy Muzquiz works there. This is the best cotton land in America. A problem with a water well pump indicates that all of the wells must be deepened to provide the...

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