. . In November 1939 the United States was taking measures to assist China and the Western Allies and amended the Neutrality Act to allow "cash and carry" purchases by the Allies in 1940 following the German capture of Paris the size of the United States Navy was significantly increased in September the United States further agreed to a trade of American destroyers for British bases. Still a large majority of the American public continued to oppose any direct military intervention in the conflict well into 1941 in December 1940 Roosevelt accused Hitler of planning world conquest and ruled out any negotiations as useless calling for the United States to become an "arsenal of democracy" and promoting Lend-Lease programmes of aid to support the British war effort the United States started strategic planning to prepare for a full-scale offensive against Germany, Main articles: Aftermath of World War II and Consequences of Nazism. 6.3 Aerospace (4) 47 Historically the East Texas economy has been led by lumber cotton cattle and oil Prior to the discovery of the East Texas Oil Field cotton lumber and cattle were the predominant source of economic gains and stability Needs of local farmers contributed greatly to the establishment of local towns and trading posts As with many parts of the nation the chosen paths of railroads often determined the continuation of many towns At the beginning of the 20th century the oil fields were discovered and oil became accessible which changed the future of the region, Secrecy and disinformation The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston the largest Catholic jurisdiction in Texas and fifth-largest in the United States was established in 1847 the Archdiocese of Galveston-Houston claims approximately 1.7 million Catholics within its boundaries, The first empresarial grant had been made under Spanish control to Moses Austin the grant was passed to his son Stephen F Austin whose settlers known as the Old Three Hundred settled along the Brazos River in 1822 the grant was later ratified by the Mexican government. Twenty-three other empresarios brought settlers to the state the majority from the United States of America! . . The Anahuac Disturbances in 1832 were the first open revolt against Mexican rule and they coincided with a revolt in Mexico against the nation's president. Texians sided with the federalists against the current government and drove all Mexican soldiers out of East Texas. They took advantage of the lack of oversight to agitate for more political freedom Texians met at the Convention of 1832 to discuss requesting independent statehood among other issues the following year Texians reiterated their demands at the Convention of 1833, In 1540 expeditions under Hernando de Alarcon and Melchior Diaz visited the area of Yuma and immediately saw the natural crossing of the Colorado River from Mexico to California by land as an ideal spot for a city as the Colorado River narrows to slightly under 1000 feet wide in one small point Later military expeditions that crossed the Colorado River at the Yuma Crossing include Juan Bautista de Anza (1774), The first empresarial grant had been made under Spanish control to Moses Austin the grant was passed to his son Stephen F Austin whose settlers known as the Old Three Hundred settled along the Brazos River in 1822 the grant was later ratified by the Mexican government. Twenty-three other empresarios brought settlers to the state the majority from the United States of America. .
. The survivors primarily women and children were questioned by Santa Anna and then released. Susanna Dickinson was sent with Travis's slave Joe to Gonzales where she lived to spread the news of the Texian defeat Santa Anna assumed that knowledge of the disparity in troop numbers and the fate of the Texian soldiers at the Alamo would quell the resistance and that Texian soldiers would quickly leave the territory, Muslim 1 (39) 103 Evel Knievel jumped 13 cars two nights in a row drawing over 100,000 spectators to the Astrodome in January 1971 and though there was talk of him making an actual jump over the stadium itself sometime in the future it never happened. Houston Texas Business Directory In 2013 Texas passed legislation that requires employees of child-care facilities to have certain vaccinations unless the employee objects for reasons of conscience. Texas has allowed for parents to exempt their children from vaccines by citing medical reasons since 1972 Further Texas has allowed for parents to exempt their children from vaccines on the basis of religious belief since 2003.