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Tali Fletcher TEXAS REVIEW 12 chapter 16
This chapter begins talking about Crusades and Complacency and not the same as Spanish the old Spanish crusades but using this to describe Texas politics. Talking about the years between the Great depression and the progressive era. And starts talking about the Gov Oscar branch Colquitt. N 1906, Colquitt ran for governor, but, in part due to his opposition to Prohibition, he failed to win the Democratic nomination. He ran again in 1910, still opposing Prohibition, with the slogan "Political Peace and Legislative Rest."Although his opponents referred to him as "Little Oscar" for his diminutive stature, Colquitt won both the primary and the general election. He was not present for the Democratic convention which nominated him for the position, as his youngest son died in Austin at roughly the same time.
After taking office, Colquitt resigned his position on the railroad commission and was able to appoint his own successor to the post. The Prohibition Party had been elected to a majority in each house of the legislature, and following the election, the public was allowed to vote on whether to enact a statewide prohibition on alcohol sales; this was defeated by 6,000 votes.
Colquitt had an uneasy relationship with the legislature during his time as governor, and their disagreements often bled into issues that had nothing to do with prohibition in the first legislative session over which he presided, Colquitt vetoed half of the bills that were sent to him.
Twice during his term in office Colquitt sent the Texas Rangers to the border with Mexico to maintain order. The Rangers had some success, but were accused of mistreating peaceful Mexican-American citizens. Federal troops eventually arrived to replace the…...

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