1. Texas pride
It comes down to which war is more important. Across the southern states, it’s a simple matter to find folks proudly displaying Confederate flags. For them, there’s no question: the Civil War defines southern culture.
For Texas, however, it’s all about March 1836. We think more about the Alamo and Goliad that we do Fort Sumter. Texas flags adorn small towns and ranches. We learn our history side by side with American history and sometimes place more emphasis on the former.