Originally Posted by havasu
I hear this quite a bit from Texans. My question, weren't all states considered independent before becomming a state?
No, many where colonies of whatever imperial nation was colonizing them. The others where territories, Texas, was a republic, with it's own constitution and laws, not dependent on any foreign influence or economy.
So where the states independent? Some, but only Texas, in my learning, was it's own nation.