Texas: Polity Style: 1835-2019

7 Nov 1835 recognition of authority of the federal government of Mexico is withdrawn in accordance with a declaration passed by a Convention held at San Felipe de Austin ("Consultation of Texas") [Laws of Texas, 1:521-523; 1:907-908]
2 Mar 1836 declaration of independence is passed, session of the Convention, Washington-on-the-Brazos [Laws of Texas, 1:1063]
2 Mar 1836 - 16 Feb 1846 Republic of Texas
1 Mar 1845 joint resolution of the United States Congress for annexing Texas is approved by the President of the United States (passed by the House of Representatives 25 Feb 1845 and by the Senate 1 Mar 1845) [Statutes at Large, 5:797-798]
4 Jul 1845 an ordinance of annexation is approved, session of the Constitution Convention of Texas [Journals of the Constitution Convention (1845), 9-11, 367-370; Laws of Texas, 2:1303]
29 Dec 1845 admitted to the United States when a joint resolution of the United States Congress for the admission of the State of Texas into the Union received approval of the President of the United States [Statutes at Large, 9:108]
16 Feb 1846 Constitution of the State of Texas, passed by the Constitution Convention of Texas 27 Aug 1845 and approved by a referendum, took effect upon convening of the Legislature in Austin 16 Feb 1846 as required by Art. 13, Sec. 6 of the Constitution [1]
16 Feb 1846 - State of Texas
2 Mar 1861 seceded from the United States in accordance with an ordinance passed by the Convention 1 Feb 1861, ratified by popular vote 23 Feb 1861, and taking effect on a date prescribed by Section 2 of the said ordinance [Journals of the Secession Convention (1861), 48, 54-57; Laws of Texas, 4:1519-1520] [2]
2 Mar 1861 admitted to the Confederate States of America in accordance with an act passed by the Provisional Congress of the Confederate States 2 Mar 1861 and signed into law 2 Mar 1861 [Journal of the Confederate Congress, 1:97; Statutes at Large of the Provisional Government of the Confederate States of America, 44] [3]
5 Mar 1861 An Ordinance in relation to a union of the State of Texas with the Confederate States of America is passed, session of the Convention [Journals of the Secession Convention (1861), 100-102; Laws of Texas, 4:1522-1523]
15 Mar 1866 An Ordinance, Declaring the Ordinance of Secession Null and Void is passed, session of the Constitutional Convention [Laws Of Texas, 5:887]
30 Mar 1870 process of the re-admission to the United States is completed when An Act to Admit the State of Texas to Representation in the Congress of the United States took effect (passed by the Senate 29 Mar 1870, passed by the House of Representatives 30 Mar 1870, signed into law 30 Mar 1870) [Statutes at Large, 16:80-81]

[1] The date of the coming into effect of the Constitution of 1845 is upheld by a ruling of the Supreme Court of Texas in Cocke v. Calkin & Co. See "Reports of Cases Argued and Decided in the Supreme Court of the State of Texas during December term, 1846, and a part of December term, 1847" (St. Louis, MO: Gilbert Book Company, 1881), 1:542ff (web site)
[2] Full title: An Ordinance to dissolve the Union between the State of Texas and the other States united under the Compact styled the Constitution of the United States of America.
[3] Full title: An Act to admit Texas as a member of the Confederate States of America
Last updated on: 04 Jan 2019 22:02:45