Timeline of the Texas Revolution by Carson

  • The Fredonian Rebellion

    The Fredonian Rebellion
    The first attempt to rebel by the Anglo
    Americans against the Mexican goverment. The Edwards brothers started their own colony called "Fredonia." They tried to create their own colony, but got kicked out. MORE INFO
  • Mier y Teran Report

    Mier y Teran Report
    Mier y Teran went to inspect Texas settlements for Santa Anna and reported back that things needed to change in Texas. He proposed that trade between Texas and Mexico should increase to discourage trade with the US, more soldiers needed to be sent to Texas to increase Mexican rule, and that more Europeans and Mexicans should settle in Texas. MORE INFO
  • Law of April 6, 1830

    Law of April 6, 1830
    The Law of April 6, 1830 was put into place by the Mexican goverment to try to stop immegration into Texas. The law established forts and presidios to stop illegal immegration, cancelled all empresarial grants not yet fufilled, and encouraged Mexican and European citizens to relocate in Texas. MORE INFO
  • Santa Anna Takes Over Mexican Government

    Santa Anna Takes Over Mexican Government
    Santa Anna started a revolution against President Anastasio Bustamante in 1832. Santa Anna was a centralist and wanted all power for himself, and was also very good at switching sides so he would always win. This skill helped him win his revolution against Bustamante and gain power over Mexico and it's government. MORE INFO
  • Turtle Bayou Resolutions

    Turtle Bayou Resolutions
    The Turtle Bayou Resolutions were written by Texan settlers to Santa Anna. The resolutions claimed the settlers were not rebelling and kindly asked for Travis to be let out of prison.
  • The Convention of 1833

    The Convention of 1833
    This convention was held by non-patient settlers and occurred on the day that Santa Anna took power. The convention petitioned for repeal of the anti-immigration section of the Law of April 6, 1830. The convention asked for better native defense, improvement in mail service, wanted tax exemption, and passed resolutions prohibiting African slave traffic into Texas. Delegates also wanted to split Coahuila and Texas. MORE INFO
  • Stephen F. Austin's Arrest

    Stephen F. Austin's Arrest
    Stephen F. Austin goes to Saltillo to give Texas resolutions to Farias. Austin then writes Texan telling them to secede, but Farias intercepted his letter, and had Austin sent to jail. MORE INFO
  • Conflict at Anahuac

    Conflict at Anahuac
    Bradburn forced settlers to donate supplies, provide free labor, and allow him to use their slaves all to build himself a fort. This later lead to settlers breaking laws because of their unfair treatment. Also, Bradburn was fired because of his actions. MORE INFO
  • Battle of Gonzales

    Battle of Gonzales
    The Texans took a Mexican cannon and buried it. The Mexicans were really angry at the Texans for burying and taking their cannon, so they came back to Gonzales to reclaim it. The Texans hung a flag over the cannon for the Mexicans to see that said "Cme and Take It." MORE INFO
  • Battle of San Antonio

    Battle of San Antonio
    Volunteers went to Gonzales to find a protectied position. The Mexicans started an attack but the Texans counterattacked with accurate rifle aim, and captured a cannon. Austin hurried back when he heard firing but was too late. The Texans only had 1 man killed and 1 wounded, while the Mexicans had 14 killed and 39 wounded. MORE INFO
  • Texas Declaration of Independence

    Texas Declaration of Independence
    The Texas Declaration of Independence was written by George C. Childress during the Convention of 1836. The declaration contains a statement on the nature of government, a list of grievances, and a final call for independence. MORE INFO
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    The 13-day siege known as the Battle of the Alamo was held in San Antonio. This was a tragic battle to the death fought between the Texan revolutionaries and the Mexican army. Even today, the Alamo is a symbol of freedom and struggles against impossible odds. MORE INFO
  • Battle of Coleto Creek

    Battle of Coleto Creek
    Occurred near Coleto Creek in Goliad country. All of Fannin's carts were breaking down and the oxen were hungry, so it was very easy for the Mexican cavalry to beat the Texans. This defeat led to the Massacre at Goliad. MORE INFO
  • Massacre at Goliad

    Massacre at Goliad
    Fannin surrendered at Coleto Creek so the Texan troops from Coleto are taken prisoner and sent to Goliad. Santa Anna then sends orders to execute all Texan prisoners, so they are marched out in a line and shot. This event gathered support and a cause for the revolutionaries. MORE INFO
  • Runaway Scrape

    Runaway Scrape
    The settlers of Gonzales fled eastward in fear of Santa Anna's advancing troops. Some fled all the way to Louisiana, but some stopped along the way. MORE INFO
  • Battle of San Jacinto

    Battle of San Jacinto
    Texas snuck up on the Mexican army while they were taking a ciesta/nap. They ambushed them and this battle only lasted 18 minutes. The Battle of San Jacinto was led by Sam Houston and ended the revolution. MORE INFO
  • Treaties of Velasco

    Treaties of Velasco
    There were 2 treaties of Velasco; one secret and one public. In the public treaty Santa Anna promised to never fight Texas again and to remove all Mexican forces from Texas. In the secret one Santa Anna agreed to tell the Mexican government that the treaty was real and established a border at the Rio Grande. MORE INFO
  • Convention of 1836

    Convention of 1836
    The Convention of 1836 wrote the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of the Republic of Texas. Also the convention organized an ad interim government for Texas. Then the goverment officials were picked for Texas and Sam Houston was picked as commander in chief of the Texas army. MORE INFO