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Sam Houstons: From Governor to Retirement

List of sources provided for the informational use of Sam Houstons causes for retirement


Sam Houston Memorial Museum. This link provides a timeline of Sam Houstons life. This is useful in connecting the audience with the specific times easily.


Sam Houston Memorial Museum. This is another museum source to a different page. This page provides many Sam Houston Quotes. The ones to focus on here are the quotes under the topic of civil war. There are also some humorous quotes by Sam Houston for you to read for pleasure.

Texas Originals

Humanities Texas. This link provides a basic evaluation of Sam Houstons views on secession among other basic information to get you started.

7 Things You May Not Know About Sam Houston - History Lists

Learn seven surprising facts about the legendary political and military leader who fought for Texan independence. In these facts is a deeper look into Houstons secession views and extremely interesting facts.

Guide to the Sam Houston papers, 1821-1863 MS 049

This link is from the Library of University of Texas archival resources online. This link provides a much deeper look into Sam Houstons life and choices throughout. It also provides a list of all of the known letter Sam Houston wrote, and recieved, during his life all the way until he died. Again lets make sure and focus on the years of Sam Houstons Governorship of Texas and later years.

Sam Houston's Proslavery Argument Against Secession

This wonderful link is from In this link you will find Sam Houstons speech to the people of Texas regarding the unease in the state of Texas regarding Lincolns impending presidency and the abolitionists of the north. This speech will truly provide you with an intuitive knowing into Sam Houstons intentions and thoughts regarding this matter. Remember when reading that this viewpoint of Sam Houston shown in his speech was rejected and led to the secession of the State of Texas.


This link is another great insight into Sam Houstons life. In it you will find important information about Lincolns offers to Sam Houston after his forced step down from Governor of Texas and his retirement.