Mirabeau Lamar and Sam Houston were common enemies. Houston had different values than Lamar, leading them to disagreeing on many things.
Houston and Lamar faced problems with financials, Mexicans, annexation, and Native Americans.
Financial: (at $1.25 million debt)
Houston-Tried to spend less to reduce problems
Lamar: Spent more than Houston. Spent more than half of the debt. Rory via Compfight
Houston- Tried to make peace and get them to recognize Texas as a country.
Lamar- Wanted to fight Mexico. He then started a battle with Mexico (which they lost)
Houston- Wanted annexation and worked towards this as a president in his years as president.
Lamar- Wanted to remain independent. He canceled all plans for annexation to avoid statehood.
Houston- Tried to keep peace and make a treaty with the Native Americans
Lamar- He wanted to move them somewhere else which also led to a battle.
Houston had many successes, including keeping peace and spending less money
Houston’s failures include not getting annexed
Lamar had many successes as well, mainly in the education department as getting more school systems
Lamar’s failures include spending more money (which increased the debt) and starting battles
How do you think Lamar and Houston got along before their presidency?
-Delaney P. and Andrew B.