Texas balked on the slavery issue, which prompted Congress to require that the Texas Legislature also pass the 14th and 15th Amendments before being considered for readmission.

A Texas mother was less-than-pleased with the history lesson featured in her daughter's textbook, particularly a chapter discussing the perils of slavery. When Texas finally met all conditions, President Ulysses S. Grant readmitted Texas to the United States. After the Texas Revolution ended in 1836, the Constitution of the Republic of Texas made slavery legal. Juneteenth (a portmanteau of June and nineteenth), also known as Freedom Day, Jubilee Day, and Cel-Liberation Day, is an American holiday celebrated annually on June 19.It commemorates June 19, 1865, when Union general Gordon Granger read federal orders in Galveston, Texas, that all previously enslaved people in Texas were free.

Texas schools board rewrites US history with lessons promoting God and guns This article is more than 10 years old US Christian conservatives drop references to … The history book was issued in Texas public schools, which explains why McGraw-Hill was so willing to blame itself for soft-peddling slavery. Products of the Texas school system have the Gablers to thank for the fact that at one point the New Deal was axed from the timeline of significant events in American history. The report by the Southern Poverty Law Center gave low grades to a Texas textbook, saying it gives "lip service to slavery." But the worksheet’s request for a “balanced view” of slavery appears entirely in keeping with the textbook’s revisionist history.

Just look at one of the first mentions of slavery in HMH’s Texas United States History. In addition, the books will teach that the Civil War was caused by “sectionalism, states’ rights and slavery" ‒ in that particular order so as to emphasize the idea that slavery was not the main driver of war, and that, in the context of the 1860s, states' rights and slavery were not intertwined. New Texas textbooks downplay slavery in the Civil War ... After months of heated public debate over what should be taught in history, ... And a 2014 review of the proposed textbooks …

A high school geography textbook has been making the rounds on social media after a concerned mother posted a video showing a page that described African slaves as simply "'workers." The history book was issued in Texas public schools, which explains why McGraw-Hill was so willing to blame itself for soft-peddling slavery. Publisher McGraw-Hill will rewrite a textbook section after a Houston-area mother complained that it whitewashes how slavery brought Africans to America. How Textbooks Can Teach Different Versions Of History : NPR Ed About 5 million public school students in Texas this year will get new and controversial textbooks that critics say water down history. New social studies textbooks planned for use in Texas public schools this year are under fire for the way they depict slavery, the Civil War and racial segregation.

The Texas Board of Education voted Friday to change public school curriculum so that slavery, which was previously listed as the third most influential factor, will now be taught first, ahead of sectionalism and states’ rights. How Textbooks Can Teach Different Versions Of History : NPR Ed About 5 million public school students in Texas this year will get new and controversial textbooks that critics say water down history. Possessing only crude spears and flint-pointed darts, these hunters survived primarily on wild game. For the first time next year, Texas students will learn that slavery was the primary cause of the Civil War.