Odds and Ends
8 10, 8:41pm
Something I'm not sure if it's common knowledge in the broader states, was that Texas also tried to be it's own nation for awhile but that didn't work out. So they eventually joined up with the States..though they did join up with the Confederacy too.
That's actually the origin behind the name of our Six Flags amusement park: France (they had a presence there until Napoleon decided to pull out completely from America), Spain, Mexico, Texas, the Confederacy and United States. It's literally an acknowledgement of our multinational history.