Learning Objectives

1.1 Describe how the state’s geography and demographics shape its politics.

1.2 Discuss the role of tradition and legend in Texas politics.

1.3 Describe the political developments that accompanied Texas’s move from a country to a state.

1.4 Describe the political culture of Texas and its impact on Texas government.

1.5 Explain the context of Texas’s increasingly diverse population.

1.6 Discuss how Texas’s identity is shaped by immigration.