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Students will appreciate their Texas heritage by exploring the state’s fascinating history. The course begins with an investigation of Native American culture. Students will discover how three centuries under Spanish control continues to influence the state today. In unit 4, the action kicks into high gear with the arrival of Anglo colonists led by Stephen F. Austin and other empresarios. Students will analyze the causes of conflict with Mexico and survey events including the Alamo and the Battle of San Jacinto that led to Texas Independence. Next, the events of the Republic of Texas lead to annexation and a critical role as part of the Confederate States during the Civil War. The course concludes by surveying the growth of Texas through the 20th century and into the 21st century.