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Texas History

TX important times

When and where did the first major discovery of oil in Texas take place? Spindletop, January 10, 1901
Name three inventions of the late 19th and early 20th century that greatly changed life for Texans. Telephone, electric power, automobile
Who was the first Democratic Texas governor after Reconstruction (elected 1874)? Richard Coke
What Texas reform governor stood 6'3", weighed 250 pounds, and established the Texas Railroad Commission to oversee the operation of Texas railroads? James Stephen Hogg
What Texas city was devastated by a huge hurricane on September 8, 1900 (the worst natural disaster in American history)? Galveston
What did the 18th amendment to the U.S. Constitution, ratified in Texas and the U.S. in 1919, outlaw? Production and sale of alcoholic beverages
Who was the first and only Texas governor to be impeached and removed from office? James "Pa" Ferguson
Who was Texas' first woman governor? Miriam "Ma" Ferguson
What Texan became U.S. president in 1963 after JFK was assassinated in Dallas, and was later elected to a full term as president? Lyndon Baines Johnson
What was the name of President Johnson's program to bring civil rights and a better society to all Americans? The Great Society
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