From Citizendium, the Citizens' Compendium
- 1 Parent topics
- 2 Subtopics
- 2.1 Principal cities
- 2.2 Politics and government
- 2.3 Social, cultural, and educational
- 2.4 Industry and agriculture
- 2.5 Geographical and geological features
- 2.6 Noteworthy places
- 2.7 People
- 2.8 Federal
- 2.9 Texas state history
- 3 Other related topics
- 4 Bot-suggested topics
- United States of America : Constitutional republic in North America, has major land borders with Mexico and Canada.
- Confederate States of America : Government formed by eleven southern states of the United States between 1861 and 1865, during the American Civil War.
- Amarillo, Texas : Add brief definition or description
- Austin, Texas : Capital city of the U.S. state of Texas, with active technology and cultural sectors
- Beaumont, Texas : Add brief definition or description
- Corpus Christi, Texas : Add brief definition or description
- Dallas : City in northeastern Texas; population 1,250,180 (2006 estimate).
- El Paso, Texas : Add brief definition or description
- Fort Worth, Texas : Add brief definition or description
- Galveston : Popular tourist destination in the Gulf of Mexico
- Houston, Texas : Add brief definition or description
- McAllen, Texas : Add brief definition or description
- Laredo, Texas : Add brief definition or description
- Lubbock, Texas : Add brief definition or description
- Odessa, Texas : Add brief definition or description
- San Antonio, Texas : Add brief definition or description
- Waco, Texas : Add brief definition or description
- Wichita Falls, Texas : Add brief definition or description
Politics and government
- John Cornyn : U.S. Senator (R-Texas); Senate Committee on Finance; U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary
- Kay Bailey Hutchison : U.S. Senator (R-Texas); Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; stated intent to resign from the Senate to run for Governor of Texas
U.S. House of Representatives
- Joe Barton : U.S. Representative (R-Texas), Republican Study Committee; participant, 2009 White House Forum on Health Reform; Congressional Internet Caucus
- Kevin Brady : U.S. Representative (R-Texas), ranking minority member, Joint Economic Committee; deputy whip; House Ways and Means Committee: Social Security Subcommittee and ranking Republican, Subcommitee on Trade; Republican Study Committee; Caucus for Congressional World Bank Dialogue
- Michael Burgess : Add brief definition or description
- John Carter : Add brief definition or description
- Mike Conaway : Add brief definition or description
- Henry Cuellar : Add brief definition or description
- John Culberson : U.S. Representative (R-Texas); House Appropriations Committee Republican Study Committee; 100% American Conservative Union rating, 2008
- Lloyd Doggett : Add brief definition or description
- Chet Edwards : Add brief definition or description
- Louie Gohmet : U.S. Representative (R-Texas) 1st; House Judiciary Committee; Congressional Internet Caucus
- Charlie Gonzalez : Add brief definition or description
- Kay Granger : Add brief definition or description
- Al Green : U.S. Representative (D-Texas); House Financial Services Committee; Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus; Congressional Black Caucus
- Gene Green : Add brief definition or description
- Ralph Hall : Add brief definition or description
- Jeb Hensarling : U.S. Representative, (R-Texas), House Financial Services Committee; Republican Study Committee
- Ruben Hinojosa : U.S. Representative, (D-Texas), U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor; House Financial Services Committee; 2nd Vice Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus
- Sheila Jackson-Lee : U.S. Representative (D-Texas); House Judiciary Committee; Vice Chair, Congressional Progressive Caucus; 2002 vote against Iraq War; Congressional Algerian Caucus
- Sam Johnson : Add brief definition or description
- Eddie Johnson : U.S. Representative (D-Texas); Congressional Caucus on Bosnia; Out of Iraq Caucus
- Kenny Marchant : U.S. Representative, (R-Texas) House Financial Services Committee; Republican Study Committee; supporter of Laura Ingraham's "ten for ten"; 100% 2008 rating from American Conservative Union
- Michael McCaul : U.S. Representative (R-Texas), House Homeland Security Committee: ranking member, Intelligence Subcommittee; House Foreign Affairs Committee, Republican Study Committee; Republican Policy Committee; ; Co-chair, Congressional Sudan Caucus; former Chief of Terrorism and National Security in the U.S. Attorney's office, led the Joint Terrorism Task Force
- Randy Neugebauer : U.S. Representative (R-Texas); House Agriculture Committee; House Financial Services Committee; House Science and Technology Committee ; Republican Study Committee; adviser, Congressional Prayer Caucus Foundation
- Pete Olson : Add brief definition or description
- Solomon Ortiz : U.S. Representative (D-Texas), U.S. House Armed Services Committee
- Ron Paul : (1935–) libertarian U.S. Representative (R-Texas) and physician; sought Republican Presidential candidacy in 2008; father of Rand Paul; advisory board and national chair, 1996, Republican Liberty Caucus
- Ted Poe : U.S. Representative (R-Texas); House Foreign Affairs Committee; Republican Study Committee
- Silvestre Reyes : U.S. Representative (D-Texas); chair, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; House Armed Services Committee; past Chair, Congressional Hispanic Caucus; founded House Diversity and Innovation Caucus; opposed 2002 Iraq War authorization; retired U.S. Border Patrol executive
- Ciro Rodriguez : Add brief definition or description
- Pete Sessions : Republican Member of Congress for the 4th Congressional District of Texas; Tea Party caucus
- Lamar Smith : U.S. Representative (R-Texas} 21st; Ranking Mindority Member; House Judiciary Committee; Republican Study Committee
- Mac Thornberry : U.S. House of Representatives (R-Texas); House Armed Services Committee, Strategic Forces Subcommittee, Terrorism, Unconventional Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee; House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Tactical and Technical Intelligence Subcommittee; Council on Foreign Relations, Republican Study Committee
Social, cultural, and educational
- To include 4 yr colleges and universities, also museums, zoos, etc
Industry and agriculture
- Principal crops and farming-related articles, industrial products, etc
Geographical and geological features
- Examples: Hoover Dam
- Either native born or important in some way to the state
- Fort Bliss : Add brief definition or description
- Fort Hood : Largest base of the U.S. Army, near Killeen, Texas; home location of the III Armored Corps, the 1st Cavalry Division, and training organizations of division size
Texas state history
- Adams-Onís Treaty : A 1819 treaty between Spain and the United States which ceded the Spanish territory of Florida to the US and settled the boundary between the United States and the Spanish territory of Mexico.
- Alamo : An 18th century Spanish mission in San Antonio, Texas, USA; site of a siege and battle involving the Mexican army against Texans and Americans, Feb.-Mar. 1836.
- American Civil War : Major war 1861-65 fought over slavery in which the U.S. defeated the secessionist Confederate States of America.
- Manifest Destiny : A nineteenth-century American phrase implying American social, geographic, and political expansion over the entire North American continent.
- Mexican Revolution : A civil war in Mexico from 1910 to 1920, producing the Mexican Constitution of 1917, costing Mexico 2.1 million lives, and the long rule of the Institutional Revolutionary Party
- Mexican-American War : (1846-1848) war between Mexico and the United States over Mexican territories between the Gila and Rio Grande Rivers in the south and the 42d parallel north (Texas and the Mexican Cession)
- Republic of Texas : Add brief definition or description
- Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo : The 1848 treaty that ended the Mexican-American War and created a boundary that added New Mexico, Arizona and California to the U.S.
Associated U.S. and Mexican states
- Arkansas : 25th state of the USA
- Chihuahua : Add brief definition or description
- Coahuila : Add brief definition or description
- Louisiana : 18th state of the USA
- Neuvo León : Add brief definition or description
- New Mexico : 47th state of the USA
- Oklahoma : The 46th state admitted to the United States of America.
- Tamaulipas : Add brief definition or description
- Tribes, reservations, etc
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- 1st Armored Division (U.S.) : A heavy division of the United States Army, based at Fort Bliss, Texas; subordinate to III Corps
- 1st Cavalry Division : A heavy division of the United States Army, partially deployed to Baghdad; part of III Corps at Fort Hood, Texas
- 4th Infantry Division (U.S.) : An active modular division of the United States Army, a "heavy" division known as the "Ivy Division" for its insignia, four ivy leaves on a diamond field, primarily headquartered at Fort Hood, Texas.
- Abstention doctrine : Doctrines that a court of law might/must apply to refuse to hear a case to avoid intruding upon another court's power.
- Adobe Walls, First Battle : A major battle between U.S. troops and Native Americans, which took place in the vicinity of Adobe Walls on November 26, 1864.
- Africanized bee : Hybrids of the African honey bee, Apis mellifera scutellata, with various European honey bees.
- Alberto Gonzales : Add brief definition or description
- Arkansas : 25th state of the USA
- Assassination of President John F. Kennedy : Murder of U.S. President John F. Kennedy in Dallas, Texas, on November 22, 1963.
- Battle of Bong Son : First battle, in the Vietnam War, involving combat by a reinforced helicopter-borne division, with all elements in combat at the same time.
- Battle of the Ia Drang : First divisional-scale battle involving helicopter-borne air assault troops, with U.S. forces against those of North Vietnam
- Beekeeping : The management and maintenance of colonies of honeybees.
- Big cat : The large wild felines including lions, tigers and leopards.
- Branch Davidians : Religious sect led by David Koresh in Waco, Texas; raided in 1993 by the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF).
- California, history since 1846 : Brief history of the Union's thirty-first state from 1846 to the present day.
- California : A state of the United States located on the west coast of the North American continent.
- Capital punishment : The practice of punishment of a crime through state-sanctioned killing.
- Charles Dickens : (1812-70) English novelist and social critic; wrote the semi-autobiographical David Copperfield.
- Compressibility factor (gases) : A thermodynamic property for modifying the ideal gas law to account for behavior of real gases.
- Confederation : Please do not use this term in your topic list, because there is no single article for it. Please substitute a more precise term. See Confederation (disambiguation) for a list of available, more precise, topics. Please add a new usage if needed.
- Coral snake : Large group of elapid snakes most notable for their red, yellow, and black colored banding.
- Cowboy : A horseman skilled at handling cattle.
- Crazy Raspberry ant : A newly discovered variety of ants that lives in supercolonies, and reproduces quickly.
- Division (military) : A regularly constituted military formation that combines infantry, artillery and cavalry.
- Donald Judd : (3 June 1928 - 12 Feb 1994) American sculptor, painter and writer, who allied with the minimalist school of the late 1960s, creating art which has the appearance of industrial fabrication.
- Douglas MacArthur : Senior U.S. Army commander in the Second World War, head of the Occupation of Japan, holder of the highest rank and highest honor for valor in the Army, yet relieved of command for insubordination
- Dwight D. Eisenhower : (1890-1969) A career soldier who was the top Allied commander in Europe in World War II, and who later served as the 34th president of the United States (1953-1961).
- EBSCO : Privately-held American corporation that manufactures various products (such as fishing lures) and is best known for electronic publishing for libraries.
- Eighth Air Force : The organization currently "owning" the bombers, information operations, and most intelligence aircraft of the United States Air Force; it conducted strategic bombing against Germany in the Second World War
- Electronic Frontier Foundation : U.S. online civil liberties advocacy group.
- Florida, history : Acquired by the U.S. in 1821 and remained a peripheral state until the late 20th century, when migrants from cold-weather areas relocated giving it the 4th largest population by 2000.
- France : Western European republic (population c. 64.1 million; capital Paris) extending across Europe from the English Channel in the north-west to the Mediterranean in the south-east; bounded by Belgium, Luxembourg, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Monaco, Andorra and Spain; founding member of the European Union. Colonial power in Southeast Asia until 1954.
- Gadsden Purchase : The 1853 U.S. purchase of a 29.1 million acre strip of borderland from Mexico that became part of Arizona and New Mexico.
- Galveston County Daily News : Texas' oldest continuously published newspaper, first published on April 11, 1842, by George French.
- George Bancroft : American historian, politician, and diplomat who established the United States Naval Academy as Secretary of the Navy in 1845.
- George W. Bush : (1946–) 43rd U.S. President (Republican), elected in 2000 and re-elected in 2004.
- German Americans : The largest ethnic group in the United States, with over 45 million people, comprising over a fourth of the white population.
- Gun control : Policy of restricting or banning gun ownership by private citizens, varying widely among countries and cultures; may extend to other weapons
- H Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. : Retired United States Army four-star general, best known for commanding United States Central Command and the coalition forces in the 1991 Gulf War
- Hilary Duff : Actress and singer best known as the title character of the Disney Channel's hit show Lizzie McGuire.
- Hot Dog (song) : A 1979 rock song recorded by Led Zeppelin for their album In Through the Out Door.
- I Corps tactical zone : The geographic command, under the Army of the Republic of Viet Nam, for the northernmost provinces of South Vietnam. It directly faced North Vietnam across the Demilitarized Zone, as well as having an important boundary with Laos.
- Infanticide : Intentionally causing the death of an infant
- Intelligent design movement : American political movement advocating a form of creationism and "doubts about Darwin".
- Iraq War, insurgency : The period of the Iraq War following the end of major combat operations, and the beginning of significant guerrilla warfare in July - August 2003.
- Janis Joplin : (19 January 1943 – 4 October 1970) American singer, songwriter and music arranger, from Port Arthur, Texas.
- Jennifer Love Hewitt : (born 21 February 1979 in Waco, Texas, USA) An actress best known for her roles as Julie James in the film I Know What You Did Last Summer and, since 2005, Melinda Gordon on the hit CBS drama Ghost Whisperer.
- Jessica Simpson : American singer and actress best known for her MTV reality series Newlyweds: Nick and Jessica
- John C. Calhoun : (1782 – 1850) American statesman and political theorist from South Carolina; a strong advocate of southern state's rights and a defender of the institution of slavery.
- John Tyler : (March 29, 1790 – January 18, 1862) A United States politician and the tenth President of the United States (1841-1845).
- Joseph Smith, Jr. : (1805 – 1844) American religious leader who founded the Latter Day Saint movement, a restorationist movement giving rise to Mormonism.
- Juneteenth : A holiday celebrating the emancipation of enslaved African-Americans, observed mainly in Texas.
- King Cotton : A slogan used by southerners in 1860-61 to support secession from the United States.
- Latino history : History of Hispanics in the U.S., especially those of Mexican origins.
- Law of the United States : The system of law as it has evolved under the United States Constitution through laws enacted by Congress and treaties to which the U.S. is a party.
- Law : Body of rules of conduct of binding legal force and effect, prescribed, recognized, and enforced by a controlling authority.
- Library Research Service : The Library Research Service generates library statistics and research for library and education professionals, public officials, and the media.
- Louisiana : 18th state of the USA
- Mexico City : Add brief definition or description
- Mexico : A country in North America, bordering the United States on the north and Guatemala and Belize on the south.
- Michael Dukakis : Governor of Massachusetts (1975-1979, 1983-1991) and 1988 Democratic Presidential nominee, defeated by George H. W. Bush.
- Mike Huckabee : Former Governor of Arkansas and conservative talk show host.
- New Mexico : 47th state of the USA
- O. Henry : Pen name of William Sydney Porter (1862–1910), American author of some 400 short stories.
- Oklahoma : The 46th state admitted to the United States of America.
- Operation DESERT SABRE : That part of the Gulf War that began when conventional units of the Coalition crossed the Kuwaiti or Iraqi border, and ended with the cease-fire.
- P. J. Proby : (b. James Marcus Smith, 6 November 1938), American singer, composer, and actor, best known for his string of Top 10 hits in the 1960s and musical theatre productions.
- Petroleum refining processes : The chemical engineering processes used in petroleum refining.
- Plan de San Diego : Failed insurrection in 1915 in south Texas, whereby Hispanics were called on to massacre all the Anglo men and reclaim the entire Southwest for Mexico.
- Reconnaissance in force : A military movement probing for enemy troops at unknown locations, reporting on their position when they are found, but immediately engaging them in full-intensity combat.
- Reconstruction : The attempt from 1865 to 1877 in American history to resolve the issues of the American Civil War.
- Religion in the United States : Article describing variety and evolution of American religion.
- Robert E. Lee : (1807-1870) American soldier who became the outstanding general of the Confederate army in the American Civil War and a postwar icon of the South's "lost cause."
- Slavery : A social system in which people have legal rights of property ownership over others.
- Social History, U.S. : Add brief definition or description
- South Africa : The southernmost African nation; population about 50,000,000.
- Tara Conner : (born 18 December 1985 in Dallas, Texas, USA) The winner of the 2006 Miss USA beauty pageant.
- Texas Railroad Commission : Texas regulatory agency controlling oil and gas production and in-state rates for trucks, buses, and railroads.
- Texas, history : History of the American state of Texas from 1500 to modern times.
- The University of Texas at Austin : Add brief definition or description
- U.S. Republican Party : One of two major contemporary political parties in the United States; center-right; the elephant is its symbol.
- U.S. foreign policy : The foreign relations and diplomacy of the United States since 1775.
- United States Army : Branch of the United States Armed Forces with the principal responsibility of conducting large-scale ground combat
- University of Texas Medical Branch : The medical school and research center of the University of Texas, located in Galveston, Texas
- War : A state of violent conflict which exists between two or more independent groups, each seeking to impose its will on the other.
- William Travis : (1809-1836) Teacher and lawyer, active in the Texas independence movement; killed at the battle of the Alamo.