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Texas is the second most populous and the second largest of the 50 U.S. states in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States. See the fact file below for more information about Texas.
- The state of Texas borders with Louisiana (east), Oklahoma (north), New Mexico (west), and the Gulf of Mexico (southeast). Its largest city is Houston and the capital of Austin. Second most populous state with 25,145,561 and a total land area of 268,581 sq. miles. Known as the state of “Lone Star”.
- The first contact of the native inhabitants of Texas was during the early 16th century with the Spanish adventurer until the establishment of settlements in 18th century. Stephen Austin, began colonizing the territory under the Mexican government. Years later the Battle of Gonzales took place due to the growing dissatisfaction on Mexican rule.
- In March 1843, the Black Bean Episode executed 17 Texans that resulted to the series of raids by the Texans to Mexico that ignited the war between the two over territorial borders. The Secession Convention took place in 1861, Texas seceded from the Federal Union and readmitted by 1870 along with the reconstruction.
- In 1918, Texas granted women the right to vote and 8 years later they elected Miriam Ferguson as the first woman governor. While Dwight Eisenhower became the first Texan born president of the United States in 1953. Following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy in Dallas ten years after.
Statistics on The State Of Texas:
- NASA opened the Manned Spacecraft Center in Houston on 1962 which gave way to a San Antonio native, Ed White to walk in space. Apollo 11 was successful in their mission bringing the great leap for mankind as stated by Neil Armstrong.
- Today, Texas is known for the industry of cattle, cotton, grain sorghum, watermelons, cabbages, spinach, wheat, corn, shipping, petroleum, natural gas, steel, banking, and, insurance.
- Some of its famous citizens are Dwight D. Eisenhower (United States President), Lyndon B. Johnson (United States President), John Nance Garner (United States Vice President), Howard Hughes (industrialist, aviator), Quanah Parker (Comanche chief), and professional basketball teams (Dallas Mavericks) (Houston Rockets) (San Antonio Spurs)
Key Statistical Information On Texas
Became a State
December 29, 1845 (28th)
Southern-central United States
268,581 sq. miles (2nd)
Houston, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Worth, Austin, San Antonio
cattle, cotton, grain sorghum, watermelons, cabbages, spinach, wheat, corn, shipping, petroleum, natural gas, steel, banking, insurance
three main climate zones – humid subtropical in eastern half, temperate semi-arid steppe climate of the northwestern part, including the Panhandle and the subtropical parts of west Texas – winters colder in northern region, while Gulf Coast has mild winters – summer climate ranges cool to hot
averages 48 inches
Professional Sports Teams
Houston Astros (Major League Baseball)
FC Dallas (Major League Soccer)
Dallas Mavericks (National Basketball Association)
Houston Rockets (National Basketball Association)
San Antonio Spurs (National Basketball Association)
Dallas Cowboys (National Football League)
Houston Texans (National Football League)
Dallas Stars (National Hockey League)
Rio Grande River, Gulf of Mexico, Red River, Brazos River
Most Famous Citizens
Dwight D. Eisenhower (United States President)
Lyndon B. Johnson (United States President)
John Nance Garner (United States Vice President)
Howard Hughes (industrialist, aviator)
Quanah Parker (Comanche chief)
Bird – Mockingbird
Flower – Bluebonnet
Animal – Longhorn
Tree – Pecan
Insect – Monarch Butterfly
This bundle contains 11 ready-to-use Texas Worksheets that are perfect for students who want to learn more about Texas which is the second most populous and the second largest of the 50 U.S. states in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States.
Download includes the following worksheets:
- Texas Facts
- J. F Kennedy Tragedy
- Famous People
- The State Flag
- Apollo 11 Flight
- State Symbols
- Eisenhower and Johnson
- Texas Landmarks
- Sports Team
- City Search
- News to Go
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