Democratic Party was a party that was very strong and was voted many times.
Form 1845 to 1857 were all democrat.
Republican Party believed that slavery should be banned.
Which is why they had no support form in Texas and the south.
Know Nothing Party was a party that got it name from their saying.
Their saying was "I know nothing."
Their members were very secretive of their motions.
Elisha M. Pease was elected to be in the states highest office.
He was a popular governor who supported education and other reforms.
He also work to improve the states financial situation.
He worked two terms and paid off the states depts and he left Texas in an excellent financial shape.