Texas Revolution Timelin

  • Battle of Gonzales

    Battle of Gonzales
    The battle of Gonzales was the first battle of the Texas Revolution. The people of Gonzales were given a small canon to help protect them from the Texas army, which lead to a fight over whether they should have the canon or not. The people of Gonzales did not want to give up their canon. They wanted to keep it, but the Mexican army felt it was not best for them to have it. This caused the battle.
  • Consultation of 1835

    Consultation of 1835
    The Consultation of 1835 was a pre-government where several people were elected to serve to help as tensions rose between Texas and Mexico. They tried to make the best decisions for the people of Texas.
  • Declaration of 1835

    Declaration of 1835
    As more people wanted total independence, the Declaration of 1835 was written in an effort to become independent from Mexico. It was the 1st formal declaration and would later lead to the Declaration of Independence.
  • Texans Attack of San Antiono

    Texans Attack of San Antiono
    Several men escaped Gonzales and made their way to the Texas camp to prepare for the attack on San Antonio. Two days later on the 5th of December they made their attack on San Antonio. They crossed the river and opened fire. After 1 person was killed and 12 were hurt they went back to their camp.
  • Surrender of Mexican forces in San Antonio

    Surrender of Mexican forces in San Antonio
    General Cos surrendered by sending a flag. He and his troops were allowed to leave and he reported to Santa Anna about the Texas army. The troops had to go beyond the Rio Grande with all of their belongings..
  • March of the Mexican Army

    March of the Mexican Army
    It was a very long march. Santa Anna did not care about how the soldiers were dressed or if they had proper shoes. They just had to march. The soldiers did not have water or other basic necessities.
  • Seige of the Alamo

    Seige of the Alamo
    This 13 day siege lead by Santa Anna. Mexican troops surrounded the Alamo. Texas' small army tried to keep them away. The siege ended with the battle of the alamo which lasted less than a day.
  • Consititution of 1836

    Consititution of 1836
    The Consititution of 1836 was established as the laws for the people of Texas. It covered how the government would be set up and the rights of the people of Texas.
  • Texas Declaration of Independence

    Texas Declaration of Independence
    Texas Declaration of Independence was created basically overnight while Santa Anna was attacking the Alamo. A committee of five people were chosen to write the document that lead to Texas' independence from Mexico.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    The Mexican Army began their attack early in the morning and the Texas Army was unable to fend for themselves. Many of the Texas soldiers tried to hide and some surrendered and were executed. The result is that Mexico won.
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    Battle of Refugie/Coleto

  • Swearing in of the Texas government officials

    Swearing in of the Texas government officials
    After Texas gained independence government officials were elected. Fourteen senators and twenty-nine representatives were elected. A president held office for 2 years. David Burnett was the 1st president. He was president for only 7 months.
  • Runaway Scrape

    Runaway Scrape
    Runaway Scrape was the period beginning with the capture and fall of the Alamo and ending with the battle of San Jacinto. It was named Runaway Scrape because so many people ran away from their homes.