Editor says, what if a Second Republic of Texas had been founded in 1873? Please note that the opinions expressed in this post do not necessarily reflect the views of the author(s).
Editor says, 1) Thanks to Robbie Taylor for his suggestion of a less nationally known politican as a contemporary Texan President
2) The authority and responsibilities of the President was similar to that of the President of the United States; to serve the people of Texas, and to serve as the head of the military and the state, and were detailed in the Constitution of the Republic of Texas of 1836. The Constitution specified a term of two years for the first elected President (Sam Houston) and terms of three years thereafter; the President could not succeed himself, but there were otherwise no term limits. The President was elected separately from the Vice-President, by popular vote, and there was no requirement to be native-born. A strict reading of the Constitution provided for woman's suffrage (that is, both men and women were citizens and could vote for Congress, President, and other offices), but women and preachers or priests were not allowed to serve as President or in Congress. Indians and Africans and those of African descent could not be citizens.
3) Texas was originally part of Mexico until The Mexican-Yankee War.It then became a Yankee state until the 1860s when they merged with the CSA. In 1868 Texas rejoined The Yankees.Most Texans didn't care one way or the other and just went with their leaders.Texans were fairly unhappy with both governments and thus were created into an independent nation in 1873. Editorial comments are entered in [light green] typeface.