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The Independent Republic of Texas covering the State of Texas has a working Government...
When does the time come to re-recognize this country? It was earlier recognized by Belgium, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Yucatán. The United Kingdom never granted official recognition of Texas due to its own friendly relations with Mexico, but admitted Texan goods into British ports on their own terms.
In early 2000's the people of Texas realized that all lands in the State of Texas are actually theirs per valid government treaties and nothing belongs to the USA.
With this realization Texans got together and formed a government for Texas with all of it's departments and issued silver and copper value based currency for it. They vision this currency to be an option to replace the current US$ system when it finally collapses. Since 2000's the Government has met once every month to discuss and decide the current issues.
The Republic of Texas was an independent sovereign nation in North America which existed from March 2, 1836, to February 19, 1845 when US Congress annexed Texas with a joint resolution. The people of Texas ratified this annexation later the same year but the USA has never ratified it.
In 1861 people of Texas realized that the USA was not going to do what it had promised and consequently wrote a new constitution for Texas and voted to cede or not to secede from the USA. The USA declared the vote and constitution null and void. The people did not realize this whole process was in error as all lands in Texas belonged to the people of Texas as no land in Texas was never ceded to the USA. Apparently the USA had realized this long time ago as Texas is the only State that has their land management office in Texas. All other lands of other States of the USA are manged through the land mangement office in Virginia..
The Republic of Texas is still alive and might be soon looking for recognition among the independent Nations. The original Republic of Texas contained additionally the States of Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Kansas and Oklahoma.
After gaining their independence, the Texas voters had elected a Congress of 14 senators and 29 representatives in September 1836. The Constitution allowed the first president to serve for only two years, and set a three-year term for all later presidents.
The first Congress of the Republic of Texas convened in October 1836 at Columbia (now West Columbia). Stephen F. Austin, often referred to as the "Father of Texas," died on December 27, 1836, after serving just two months as the republic's secretary of state.
Due mainly to the ongoing war for independence, five sites served as temporary capitals of Texas in 1836: (Washington-on-the-Brazos, Harrisburg, Galveston, Velasco and Columbia). The capital was moved to the new city of Houston in 1837. In 1839, a small pioneer settlement situated on the Colorado River in central Texas was chosen as the republic's seventh and final capital. Incorporated under the name Waterloo, the town was renamed Austin shortly thereafter in honor of Stephen F. Austin.
The court system inaugurated by Congress included a Supreme Court consisting of a chief justice appointed by the president and four associate justices, elected by a joint ballot of both houses of Congress for four-year terms and eligible for re-election. The associates also presided over four judicial districts. Houston nominated James Collinsworth to be the first chief justice.
The county-court system consisted of a chief justice and two associates, chosen by a majority of the justices of the peace in the county. Each county was also to have a sheriff, a coroner, justices of the peace, and constables to serve two-year terms. Congress formed 23 counties, whose boundaries generally coincided with the existing municipalities ...
In 1839, Texas became the first nation in the world to enact a homestead exemption under which a person's primary residence could not be seized by creditors.
The Republic received diplomatic recognition from Belgium, the Netherlands, and the Republic of Yucatán. The United Kingdom never granted official recognition of Texas due to its own friendly relations with Mexico, but admitted Texan goods into British ports on their own terms.
In London, the original Embassy of the Republic of Texas still stands. Immediately opposite the gates to St. James's Palace, Sam Houston's original Embassy of the Republic of Texas to the Court of St. James's is now a hat shop, but is clearly marked with a large plaque and a nearby restaurant is called Texas Embassy. A plaque on the exterior of 3 St. James's Street in London notes the upper floors of the building (which have housed the noted wine merchant Berry Brothers and Rudd since 1698) housed the Texas Legation.HOME