Spanish Influence On Texas

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Texas is unique in the fact that not only has it been its own country but it has been ruled over by six different flags. The first country to rule over Texas was the Kingdom of Spain. In 1519 Cortez decided that Spain should establish their colonies in the new world it was a 100 years until there was a settlement in Texas. Spain gradually expands from Mexico building forts and settlements until Spain lost its hold on Texas in 1685. France had already had claimed land in Louisiana so they planted their flag in the eastern part of Texas. Even though Spain had already claimed that part of Texas there were no settlers in that area. France sent Rene Robert Cavelier and Sieur de la Salle to establish a colony called Fort St. Louis. It did not take

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