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Texas

  1. 1. CAPITAL: AUSTIN. • Austin is the capital of Texas. •Austin has the state headquarters too. •It has a famous university in Texas.
  2. 2. HISTORY. -Álvar Núñez.  The spanish explorers Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and Francisco Vázquez de Coronado were the first to visit the region in the 16th and 17th centuries -Francisco Vazquez. • Americans, led by Stepehn F. Austin, began to settle along the Brazos River in 1821 when Texas was controlled by Mexico, recently independent from Spain • In 1836, following a brief war between the American settlers in Texas and the Mexican government, the Independent Republic of Texas was proclaimed with Sam Houstun as president. (This war was famous for the battles of the Alamo and San Jacinto). • Finally, Texas became a state in 1845
  3. 3.  Texas is a agricultural and an industrial state. Second only to Alaska in land area.  Texas ranches and farms.
  4. 4. STATE SYMBOLS. -Pecan tree -Bluebonnet -Mockingbird
  5. 5.  The symbolic song is “Texas, our Texas”  The symbolic folk dance is square dance. -Guadalupe bass fish -Lightning whelk seashell -Chili dish -Texas red grapefruit - Jalapeño pepper
  6. 6. -Long horn mammal -Small mammal armadillo -Flying mammal Mexican free-tailed bat -Horned lizard reptile
  7. 7. -Lone Star cut gemstone cut Texas blue topaz gem -Petrified palmwood stone -Sideoats grass -Prickly pear cactus plant
  8. 8. And the last, but not least: -Monarch butterfly insect
  9. 9. Celebrities. -Hilary Duff (Houston) Singer and actress. -Beyonce (Houston) Singer. -Woody Harrelson (Midland) Actor. -Eva Longogia (Corpus Christi) Actress. -Selena Gomez (Grand Prairie) Singer and Actress. -Usher (Dallas) / Singer. -Matthew McConaughey (Uvalde) / Actor.
  10. 10. DONE BY: • Miriam Garcia • Nuria Heras

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