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The Texas Revolution

  • Land Offer

    Land Offer
    Spanish agreed to allow American Moses Austin to create a colony in Tejas Picture: Moses Austin
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    Texas Revolution

  • Mexican Independance

    Mexican Independance
    Mexico gains it's independance from Spain. Picture: Mexican Flag
  • Slavery

    Mexico outlaws slavery, slave owners become outraged and Steven Austin pursuades the government to let the slave owners keep their slaves. Picture: Some Slaves
  • Population Outburst

    Population Outburst
    The population of Mexico rose to about 25,000, with Americans outnumbering the Tejanos six to one. Picture: Just the word Tejano
  • Requests

    Austin goes to Mexico city with a request to Mexican officals, the most urgent request was that Texas becom a self govern state within Mexico.
  • War

    Mexican troops where sent to Texas to the town of Gonzolaz to capture a cannon but failed. Picture: Cannon
  • Decisions

    Texans met at a fort called Washington-on-the-Brazos to decide what to do about Santa Anna's troops.
  • Texan Independence

    Texan Independence
    Texas declares it's a free and independent republic.
  • A New Commander

    A New Commander
    Sam Houston was placed in command of the Texas army. Also a band of 25 Tejanos came to support the revolt. Picture: Sam Houston
  • A Victory

    A Victory
    Sam Huston surprised Santa Anna near the San Jacinto river. Within 18 minutes, the Texans troops killed more then half the Mexican Army and Sanat Anna had to sign a treaty giving Texas its freedom.
  • Can We Join

    Can We Join
    The Texas government asked if they could join the United States but, people thought it would make an uneven balance in slave and free states. And if they did join that Texas might go to war with Mexico. So the question was denied.