Annexation of Texas

Houston's goal of getting Texas annexed into the United States eluded him for ten years after the Texas Revolution. His level head and focused attention eventually made that dream come true, but he saw it all collapse into ruin before his very eyes when Texas seceded from the Union in 1861 and descended into the Civil War. In this collection of clips Dr. Campbell, Gov. Richards, Dr. Cantrell, James Haley, and Sen. Cornyn reflect on the issue and Houston's statecraft in making it a reality.

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