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Governing Texas by Anthony Champagne, Edward J. Harpham

By Anthony Champagne, Edward J. Harpham

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With an obtainable textual content, new “Texas and the kingdom” infographics, the Norton Coursepack, and a distinct try financial institution, Governing Texas, moment variation, deals broad, easy-to-use instruments to aid scholars comprehend the fundamentals of Texas politics and evaluate Texas to different states, and to assist teachers verify scholars on state-mandated studying results.

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After World War II, however, many Latinos left agricultural work and took jobs in the rapidly growing urban areas of Texas. 5). The political status of Latinos in Texas has changed considerably over the past hundred years. In the nineteenth century, numerous obstacles limited their participation in the political life of the state. Voting, particularly among the lower economic classes, was discouraged or tightly controlled. The white-only primary and the poll tax actively discouraged voting by Latinos.

One of Texas’s ongoing debates is over the most effective ways to ensure border security and respect the diversity of the state’s history. In the 2014 campaign for lieutenant governor, Houston state senator Dan Patrick campaigned against the incumbent David Dewhurst by running on a platform of stopping the “illegal invasion” of immigrants into Texas. Patrick emphasized that the federal government was not enforcing border security by allowing so many immigrants into Texas. He further claimed that lack of border security has brought third world diseases into the state.

Only the massive intrusion of the Federal Reserve System into credit markets in the fall of 2008 prevented the banking system from melting down. The Federal Reserve reported that between November 2007 and March 2009, 86 percent of American industries cut back production. 25 Texas was one of the last states to enter the Great Recession and was one of the first to exit. 6 million in August 2008. From late 2008 through 2009, 427,600 jobs were lost in Texas to the Great Recession. By November 2011 employment had recovered to prerecession levels.

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