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Six Flags Over Texas



Six Flags Over Texas
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Reading Level
     edHelper's suggested reading level:   grades 4 to 7
     Flesch-Kincaid grade level:   7.15

Vocabulary
     challenging words:    downfall, ranks, reverse, unique, founded, different, series, dictator, fellow, defend, battleground, shipwreck, lone, birthplace, hardy, history
     content words:    Flags Over Texas, Great Seal, Ysleta Mission, El Paso, Gulf Coast, Fort St, Mexican General, Santa Ana, San Jacinto, Texas Rangers


Six Flags Over Texas
By Joyce Furstenau
  

1     Six different nations have flown their flags over what is now the state of Texas. This fact has been incorporated into a slogan, "Six Flags Over Texas," that is used in shopping malls and in a theme park. The flags of the six are shown on the reverse side of The Great Seal of Texas.
 
2     Spain was the first country to lay claim to Texas. Cortez began exploration of Mexico in 1519. The first Spanish settlement was created over one hundred years later. The Ysleta Mission in present El Paso was established in 1680.
 
3     Even though Texas was claimed by Spain, there was no one there to defend the claim. So in 1685, France planted its flag along the Gulf Coast. The French founded a colony called Fort St. Louis. A series of disasters including shipwreck, famine, disease, hostile Indians, and fighting within the ranks caused the downfall of this colony before 1690. At that time, the territory reverted back into Spanish hands.

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