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Sarah2 American National Anthem (160* d) RE: American National Anthem 04 Mar 01

Sorry, Greg, but, as I mentioned above, most of the people who sought independence from Mexico in Texas did so for economic reasons, and they were of Mexican descent, the large landowners. The "American Colonization" myth was mostly propaganda from Mexico. (By the way, Mexicans consider themselves Americans, as do citizens of South America...If you're ever carrying on a discussion with one of them, suggest you not refer to the U.S. as America.) Sure, some Anglos had settled here, but they were hardly in a position to start a war without the wholehearted support of the Spanish speaking majority. Texas became a Republic for a number of reasons, but some devious U.S. expansion plan out of Washington wasn't one of them. Texas was a Republic for only nine years, it's true, but that's because she jumped at the chance to be a state, not because she was dependent on the U.S. Texians just knew a good thing when they saw it...


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