The period of Texas independence (1836-1845) provided rich ground for a strong sense of Texan nationalism to grow, with the seeds sown much earlier. To this day, Texans still exhibit characteristics common with nationalism, due to a long history of coping with life on the frontier, the Scotch-Irish heritage of fighting in defense of individual rights, winning an armed struggle for independence from Mexico, and dominant Southern traditions of Protestant evangelical religion and military pride.
"Sowing the Seeds of Texas Nationalism,"
Bound Away: The Liberty Journal of History: Vol. 4
, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/ljh/vol4/iss1/5