Le 2 mars 1836, le Texas déclarait son indépendance du Mexique pour devenir la République du Texas. Ce n’est qu’en décembre 1845 qu’il deviendra l’un des États formant les États-Unis d’Amérique.
Bon anniversaire au Texas !
When a government has ceased to protect the lives, liberty and property of the people, from whom its legitimate powers are derived, and for the advancement of whose happiness it was instituted, and so far from being a guarantee for the enjoyment of those inestimable and inalienable rights, becomes an instrument in the hands of evil rulers for their oppression . . .
In such a crisis, the first law of nature, the right of self-preservation, the inherent and inalienable rights of the people to appeal to first principles, and take their political affairs into their own hands in extreme cases, enjoins it as a right towards themselves, and a sacred obligation to their posterity, to abolish such government, and create another in its stead, calculated to rescue them from impending dangers, and to secure their future welfare and happiness . . .