What Was The Role Of Secessionists In The 1860's

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Around the 1860’s, many Texans wanted Abraham Lincoln voted in as President. With the Civil War approaching, Sam Houston as the Texas Governor had two priorities and they were Texas and the Union. On January 28, 1861, There was a convention lead by many secessionists. Houston tried to stall the succession but instead the Legislature approved it. In early March, Texas was declared out of the Union and the group of secessionists agreed that the state should start uniting with the southern states which were recognized as the Confederate states. Governor Houston being devoted to the Union, refused to take an allegiance of oath to the new government. Sam Houston retired in hopes to avoid conflict within the state. He retired in Huntsville where
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