Most Texans wanted to secede,but some didn't.Sam Houston didn't like the idea of secession.On January 28,1861 Texans voted to secede or not. Once Texas joined the confederacy in march Sam was not the governor.
The reason why they seceded was because they thought Abraham Lincoln would take slavery away.This led up to the civil war.Slavery was the reason main for the civil war. There were other reasons for the civil war.
6,020 people died in the civil war.