1836-1845: Time of the Texas Revolution

  • Texans lose Battle of the Alamo

    After 13 days of battle, the Texians lose to the Mexican army. The Alamo was captured, but there was a fire that was instilled in the remainder of the Texas army. They sought revenge.
  • Treaties of Velasco

    The Texians won the Battle of San Jacinto, and managed to capture Santa Anna. He signed two treaties agreeing to cease hostilities and several other changes.
  • Sam Houston elected

    After serving as an American general and statesman in the Texas Revolution, Sam Houston was elected as president of the Republic of Texas.
  • Texas is viewed as independent

    The United States recognized independence, when President Andrew Jackson had nominated Alcee La Branche as Minister to Texas.
  • Mirabeau B. Lamar elected to rule

    Lamar won distinction as cavalry commander at the Battle of San Jacinto in 1836. Later that year he was elected vice president of Texas under Sam Houston. Then, in 1838 he won a three-year term as president of the republic.
  • Battle of the Neches

    This war was the main engagement of the Cherokee War. This battle had ended the Indian troubles in East Texas, as most of the tribe had moved into Indian territory.
  • Battle of Plum Creek

    The harsh anti-Indian policies in Texas had stirred Indian hostilities. The Comanches had reportedly stolen the Texans materials and animals, but the Texans still came out victorious.
  • Mier Expedition

    This was one of the most disastrous expeditions from Texas into Mexico. The Texans went against what they were told despite warnings, and were completely outnumbered in these raids.
  • Naval Battle of Campeche

    This battle commenced as part of the struggle of the Republic of Texas to assert its independence from Mexico. This battle was the only one ever won by sailing ships against steamships.
  • Texas joined U.S

    President Polk signed a bill accepting Texas as the 28th state of the Union. Relations between the United States and Mexico deteriorated.