posted by Anonymous .
how did the government under sam houston encourage people to settle in texas?
Read many of these articles:
Concentrate on the colonies set up under different people, such as Stephen Austin.
Texas was under Sam Houston as President for a brief period. The only thing that he did to encourage immigration that I know of is to promote Statehood, thus putting the Republic under the protection of the US Government. In 1845, Texas was in fact admitted to the Union, but this came back to bite Sam Houston, in his second term, he strongly opposed succession from the Union to join the Confederacy, and the popular opinion in Texas was against him. Sam was removed from office as a traitor.