Texas Essay Topics

The Republican Party of Texas

It is widely believed that the strongest state level Republican Party is found in the state of Texas. The Republican Party of Texas has control of the senate, the state house of representatives, and the state’s education board. Aside from the fact that the present president of the country, George W. Bush comes from the… View Article

The Texas Constitution of 1876

Texas has functioned under five constitutions (Johnston 142). Its current constitution, however, was written in 1876 (Johnston 146).  The constitution of 1876 is Texas’ sixth constitution and by far, represents the central rule that governs Texas (Handbook of Texas Online).  The constitution underpinned Texas’ relationship with the Spanish and the Mexican (Handbook of Texas Online)…. View Article

Texas, 1823 to 1845

In 1821, Mexico freed itself from Spanish rule and the new Mexican government began to encourage Americans to settle in Texas so that the increased population can help fortify the borders. In 1823, an American named Stephen Fuller Austin was given a large grant of fertile Texas land an brought with him 200 families to… View Article

Welfare in Texas

Texas is the second largest state in the United States of America, occupying an area of 267,300 square miles which is approximately one- twelfth the size of the United States. It is also referred to as the Lone Star state, because of the single star present on its red, white and blue state flag (Stacy… View Article

Texas War for Independence

The Texas Revolution occurred because of a series of events that began long before the first shots fired at the Battle of Gonzales. In the summer of 1820 a 59 year-old Missourian named Moses Austin asked the Spanish Authorities for a large land tract which he wanted to use to attract American Pioneers. To manys… View Article

Texas: Cayenne Pepper and Skillet

This essay is one that I have used for many years. It is an actual student essay that was published in an old composition textbook that I used for several years. I like for my students to read this essay because it incorporates several good techniques – and a few “what-not-to-do’s.” A good attention getter… View Article

The Texas Rangers and the Mexican Revolution

This is the most comprehensive collection of The Texas Rangers during the Mexican revolution that has been published. Charles Harris III and Louis Sadler share the details behind this unstable period by uncovering the views and actions of the Rangers during the highest point of border violence up until that time. The Rangers remain as… View Article

An Analysis of Organisational Culture

1 Background of Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines is a major American airline and pioneer in low-fare air transportation in the world, based in Dallas, Texas. Southwest Airlines is known for its low prices and no-frills service. Based on the U.S. Department of Transportation’s most recent data, Southwest is the nation’s largest carrier in terms of… View Article

Henry Higgins

Higgins is an extremely interesting character and the life of the play. Although the play’s obvious concern is the metamorphosis of a common flower girl into a duchess, the development of Higgins’ character is also important. The play isn’t only Eliza’s story. One also detects changes in Higgins or to be more precise he appears… View Article

Moses Austin

Moses Austin is one of the most important figures in the history of Texas. Austin is considered to be the father of the prolific lead industry in the late 18th and early 19th century America. He was the first person to be granted permission by the Spanish colonialists to introduce Anglo Americans into the colony…. View Article

Living in Texas vs Louisiana

Texas is the second most populous and the second-largest of the 50 states in the United States of America, and the largest state in the 48 contiguous United States (Wikipedia, Texas, 2013). Louisiana is a state located in the southern region of the United States of America and is the 31st most extensive and the… View Article

Geographic illiteracy

1. Discuss the problems that “geographic illiteracy” can present to a country such as the United States in the Twenty-First Century. Give examples of the need for geographic knowledge in diverse areas such as international politics, domestic politics, economics, and popular culture. Geographic Illiteracy by definition is not having geographic knowledge. For example, not being… View Article

What Caused The Dust Bowl

During the 1930’s a massive dust and sand storm hit the western horizon. Families across the nation were struck with the Depression, however, people living in the Southern Great Plains were not only affected by the Depression, but also by the 300 dust storms that destroyed their land. The three main reasons for the cause… View Article

A Critique Stephen Harrigan’s

Printed in 2000 through Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, Stephen Harrigan’s The Gates of the Alamo was the first ever historical fiction that focused on the Siege and the Battle of the Alamo. In 2003, though, it was republished by the Penguin Group (Canada) which holds now its latest publication. A 784-page book, the novel is… View Article

Black like me

A middle-aged white man from Mansfield Texas named John Howard Griffin is the main character and author of Black like Me. He was a man deeply committed to the cause of ending racial discrimination. In 1959, Griffin decided to take a pertinently extreme measure just to understand the plight of the black people. He underwent… View Article

Dream Vacation

While some people may be quite content to lounge around the city of Karnak all summer as the mosquitoes suck away at their skin, a more perfect spot than this does exist. Pack every suitcase in the house because for the perfect summer time getaway for one who has limited time to head out of… View Article

Sam Houston and the American Southwest

The first half of the nineteenth century was a time of emergence, change, and uncertainty in the American Southwest. Randolph B. Campbell celebrates this historical time period in his novel, Sam Houston and the American Southwest, as well as the life and times of the southwest’s hero himself, Sam Houston. Sam Houston, more than any… View Article

Observation Paper

Conformity is behavior change designed to match the actions of others. During my research, I found many examples of conformitive behavior. I often related conformity to adolescents due to the fact that they usually do their best to try and fit in when it comes to group settings. This type of behavior can be seen… View Article

Spanning the Globe

Eric Christopher ia an Associate Director for Global HR Development at Tex- Mark.he had ended up at Tex- Mark, a computer input- output manufacturer and supplier, through an indirect career route. Eric had graduated from Churchill High School and Baylor University in Waco, Texas, with a major in History and a minor in Spanish. His… View Article

Sam Houston and the American Southwest

Sam Houston was born from Scottish-Irish decent. His forefathers were immigrants that had settled in Pennsylvania and migrated south towards Virginia. Houston’s grandfather, John Houston, established the successful Timber Ridge plantation and his father, Samuel Houston, was a member of the revolutionary army, attaining the rank of major. Sam Houston was born in 1793 the… View Article

Becoming an Informed Voter

What is the Political History of your district and State? Harris County in the state of Texas was formed in the winter of 1836, and was first called Harrisburg County after an early settler named John Richard Harris. The name changed from Harrisburg County to Harris County in 1839. In the United States House of… View Article

How Are Othello and Blanche Dubois Alienated in Their Societies?

‘Compare the ways in which alienation of individuals from their societies is presented in the two texts you have studied.’ George Bernard Shaw once said that ‘conflict is the essence of drama’, and if that is true, then the plays Othello and A Streetcar Named Desire would thus be rife with drama, as conflict in… View Article

A Mexican Tejano in American Texas

Thesis As young Tejano boy who lives in Texas with family, friends, and a community with respectful ordinance and order for law. One has experienced a life drastic change when two frontiers are met in Texas for the demand for independence, land, and property in my land. A Tejano life becomes a change for one… View Article