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. This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it, For several decades official British policy was to maintain strong ties with Mexico in the hopes that the country could stop the United States from expanding further. When the Texas Revolution erupted Great Britain had declined to become involved officially expressing confidence that Mexico could handle its own affairs in 1840 after years in which the Republic of Texas was neither annexed by the United States nor reabsorbed into Mexico Britain signed a treaty to recognize the nation and act as a mediator to help Texas gain recognition from Mexico. Houston Texas Business Directory, Main article: Climate of Texas, 1920 138,276 75.5% Precipitation Statehood Throughout East Texas black family growth and dissolution came more rapidly than in peacetime; blacks were more mobile as an adjustment to employment opportunities There was a more rapid shift to factory labor higher economic returns and a willingness of whites to tolerate the change in black economic status so long as the traditional "Jim Crow" social relations were maintained.