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September 5, 1836

Sam Houston is Elected the First President
of the Republic of Texas

On this day in 1836, Sam Houston was elected the first President of the Republic of Texas after it had separated from Mexico. At the time, the Republic of Texas was made up of current day Texas as well as parts of New Mexico, Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming.

The Republic of Texas remained separate until February 28, 1845 when the U.S. Congress passed a bill to make it part of the United States. The annexation was set to take place on December 29 of the same year. By a majority vote, the people of the Republic of Texas agreed to the annexation as long as the United States agreed to assume their debt.