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The Texas Revolution

  • Land Offer

    Land Offer
    to encourage settlement, Spanish government offers large tracts of land to empressarios. Pictured: Moses Austin
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    Texas Revolution

  • Independence

    Mexico gains Independence from Spain. Texas is now a part of Mexico. Pictured: Mexico's flag
  • Outlawed Slavery

    Outlawed Slavery
    Slave owners become angry when Mexico outlawed slavery, they wanted to maintain slavery so they could grow cotton. The Americans seemed unwilling to adapt to or understand Mexican laws.
  • Population growth

    Population growth
    The population had swelled to about 25,000, with Americans outnumbering the Tejanos six to one. Pictured: American Flag
  • War Begins

    War Begins
    Austin went to Mexico City to present a list of requested reforms to Mexican officials, the most urgent was that Texas become a self governing state within Mexico. Mexican president General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna agreed to most of reforms, if Austin's requests were not met he would support breaking away from the Mexican rule! Pictured: General Antonio Lopez
  • Mexican Soldiers

    Mexican Soldiers
    Mexican soldiers marched to the town of Gonzales, they had orders to seize a cannon used by the Texans for protection against Native Americans.
    Pictured: Mexican soldiers
  • San Antonio

    San Antonio
    Santa Anna's troops surrounded San Antonio. The next day, Mexxicans began their seige of the Alamo. Juan Seguin was chosen to carry the declaration through enemy lines.
    Pictured: Juan Seguin
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    The Alamo's defenders held off the Mexican attack for 12 violent days. On the 13th day, Santa Anna ordered over 1,800 men to storm the fortress. All but seven Texans were dead and more than 1,000 Mexicans have fallen. The battle of the Alamo was over!
    Pictured: battle of the Alamo
  • The fight for the Alamo

    The fight for the Alamo
    Texans met at a settlement called Washington-on-the-Brazos to decide what to do about Santa Anna's troops. They decided to declare Texas independent, Sam Huston was placed in command of the Texas army.
    Pictured: Sam Huston