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[TX] Timeline


1790s: Slave families live in San Antonio and La Bahia

1821: Stephen F. Austin makes his initial proposal to the Mexican government for land grants in Texas

1823, January 4: Mexico passes the Imperial Colonization Law outlawing the slave trade in Texas

1824: First Black Codes are enacted in the region

1835-1836: Texas Revolution results in the independence of Texas from Mexico

1836-1845: Texas is an independent republic

1837: Texas Black Codes are strengthened

1845, December 29: Texas enters the Union as a slave state

1846: Texas creates a formal slave patrol system

1861, February 23: Texas secedes from the Union and joins the Confederacy

1865: Texas Governor Andrew Jackson Hamilton declares African Americans equal with whites before the law

March: Freedman's Bureau is established in Texas

June 19: Confederate resistance and slavery end in Texas

1867: African Americans cast 35,952 votes for a constitutional convention

1867-1870: Texas is administered by Union troops as part of Military District #5

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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