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The Texas Revolution

  • Land Offer

    Land Offer
    To encourage settlement, Spanish government offers large tracts of land to empresarios. pictured: Moses Austin
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    The Texas Reveloution

  • Independence

    Mexico gains independence from Spain. pictured: Mexican flag
  • Outlawing Slavery in Mexico

    Outlawing Slavery in Mexico
    Slave owners became angry when Mexico outlawed slavery. Moses Austin persuaded the government to let the slave owners keep their slaves.
  • Growing Population

    Growing Population
    By the 1830, Moses Austin had attracted many families who were looking to live in Texas with him to escape from the law, start a new life, or look for a chance to grow rich.
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    The Texas Revolution

  • Moses Austin plan to rebel

    Moses Austin plan to rebel
    Santa Anna throws Moses Austin in jail for planning to rebel. Austin's followers grow furious.
  • Come and Get It

    Come and Get It
    In 1835, Santa Anna and his troops tried and failed to take a cannon from Austin and his followers. Santa Anna was angered and sent 6,000 troops to Texas.
  • Santa Anna Surrounds San Antonio

    Santa Anna Surrounds San Antonio
    Santa Annas troops surround San Antonio. The next day the army storms the Alamo. Two nights later Travis sends out a message that says that the enemy demanded surrender and he replied with a cannon shot.
  • Declare Independence

    Declare Independence
    Texans met at a settlement to decide what to do about Santa Anna's troops. They decide to declare Texas a free republic and put Sam Houston in command of the Texas army.
  • Texans want to be part of the U.S.A.

    Texans want to be part of the U.S.A.
    Many Texans wanted to be part of the United States, so the government asked Congress to annex Texas to the Union.But some feared that Texas would allow slavery and upset the balance of slave and free states. Congress voted against the annexation.
  • Remember the Alamo

    Remember the Alamo
    Houston surprises Santa Anna near the San Jacinto River. The Texans advanced screaming 'remember the Alamo- remember Goliad!' The Texans killed more than half the Mexican army in only 18 minutes. Santa Anna had to sign a treaty giving Texas its freedom.
  • Lone Star Republic

    Lone Star Republic
    Texans raised the official flag of the independent nation of Texas nicknamed the Lone Star Republic. Sam Houston is elected president.