Texas as an independent nation: what kind of government would it need?

I belong to a chapter of Toastmasters International. For my project 2, I am working on a speech about what kind of government Texas would need if it were to become an independent nation. The American Civil War of 1861-1865 settled the question as to whether states could deratify [...]

The War Department Papers manuscript transcription project

I have been looking at scanned and digitally stored manuscripts of the War Department Papers project. The U.S. government from the Revolutionary War era Continental Congress, congress under the Articles of Confederation, and from 1789 onwards under the Constitution, had a “War Department” through the late 1940s. The War Department became the Department [...]