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Constitutions of Texas 1824-1876

Introduction

What distinguishes Texas from other states is its unique history as an entity. Beginning in 1824, what we now know as Texas passed through many iterations. Between 1824 and 1876, Texas was at times a part of the United States of Mexico, an independent republic, a state within the Confederate States of America, and a state within the United States of America. The original founding documents that legally established the entity of Texas, set forth the rights and responsibilities of its people, and defined the scope and powers of its government can be accessed on this site along with related constitutional convention materials.