#8 | POSTED BY BRUCEAZ
"When texas was granted their independence..."
As I recall, Texas wasn't "granted" their independence. Rather, it had been a part of the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas, which, along with about 10 other states, seceded from Mexico after Santa Ana's Siete Leyes (Seven Laws), which greatly altered the Mexican constitution. Not long after, Santa Ana relented, and all the seceded states rejoined, with the exception of Texas, which became its own republic for about a decade, until it joined the USA.
That's the nutshell version, I may have omitted key details.