Susanna dickinson

Susanna Dickinson Kelsey R. Timeline of the Texas Revolution

  • Stephen F. Austin Settles 300 Colonists in Texas

    Stephen F. Austin Settles 300 Colonists in Texas
    Moses Austin was going to San Antonio to get a land grant for 300 settlers. When he died, his son, Stephen F. Austin, carried on his wish to bring 300 colonists to Texas. In April 1823, the Mexican government agreed to let Stephen F. Austin bring 300 colonists to Texas. Source:
    http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fau14
    Handbook of Texas Online
    2/1/12
  • Stephen F. Austin Settles 300 Colonists in Texas: Texas Wins

    Stephen F. Austin Settles 300 Colonists in Texas: Texas Wins
    I'm so glad that Austin was allowed to bring 300 colonists into Texas. This encouraged more Americas to immigrate to Texas. Now, we can all live in Texas freely, but this might change...
  • Fredonian Rebellion

    Fredonian Rebellion
    When Haden and Benjamin Edwards couldn't get a land grant, they rebelled against the Mexican government by "declaring Texas free". Stephen F. Austin and his militia joined forces with the Mexican army to drive the Edwards Brothers out of Texas. Even though Austin helped the Mexicans, the Tejanos were still under close watch from the Mexican government. Source: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/jcf01
    Handbook of Texas Online
    1/30/12
  • Fredonian Rebellion: Mexico Wins

    Fredonian Rebellion: Mexico Wins
    That was the worst decision anyone could make. Now the Mexican government thinks everyone wants to rebel. The Edwards Brothers were trying to make things better but they just made things worse.
  • Mier y Teran Report

    Mier y Teran Report
    President Guadalupe Victoria sent him to Texas to evaluate the Tejanos living there in 1827. He arrived at San Antonio on March 1st, 1828, San Felipe on April 27th, and Nacogdoches on June 3rd. When he went back to Mexico, he encouraged the Mexican government to try and stop the Tejanos from taking over Texas. Source:
    http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmi02
    Handbook of Texas Online
    2/1/12
  • Mier y Teran Report: Mexico Wins

    Mier y Teran Report: Mexico Wins
    We are not trying to take over Texas!! They don't need to make any new laws or send armys to supervise us. Mier y Teran is exaggerating. There are also alot of Mexicans in Texas.
  • Law of April 6th, 1830

    Law of April 6th, 1830
    The Law of April 6th, 1830 was made to stop immigetion form the United States. These were the main points:
    1) No immigration form the united States
    2) Canceled all unfulfilled empresarial grants
    3) Encouraged Mexican and European immigration Source:
    Handbook of Texas Online
    http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/ngl01
    2/2/12
    4) Slaves could no longer be brought into Mexico
    5) Established new forys
    6) Placed custom duties on all goods entering Texas form the United States.
  • Law of April 6, 1830; Mexico Wins

    Law of April 6, 1830; Mexico Wins
    Now my friends and family can't come to Texas! Without my slaves, I can't make money. Also, they sent peple down to babysit us. We aren't children.
  • Conflict at Anahuac

    Conflict at Anahuac
    William T. Logan was trying to find two of his slaves who ran away. Bradburn had them and wouldn't give them to Logan without proof of ownership. Logan went to Anahuac with William B. Travis as his attorney. Travis stayed there while Logan went to Louisianna for the forms. Travis tried to trick Bradburn into letting the slaves go but got arrested because of it. Travis's law partner, Patrick Jack, was arrested too when he protested Travis's arrest. Source:
    Celebrating Texas
    pg 198-199
    2/3/12
  • Conflict at Anahuac: Mexico Wins

    Conflict at Anahuac: Mexico Wins
    I can't believe that Bradburn never gave Logan his slaves back even though the settlers followed his orders! The Mexicans are just liars.
  • The Turtle Bayou Resolutions

    The Turtle Bayou Resolutions
    While John Austin was going to get a cannon, the settlers in Turtle Bayou wrote a statement saying that they were going to continue being loyal to Mexico and Santa Anna. They supported him because the said he would value the Constitution of 1824. Source:
    Celebrating Texas
    pg 199
    2/8/12
    Celebrating Texas
    2/3/12
  • Turtle Bayou Resolutions: Mexico Wins

    Turtle Bayou Resolutions: Mexico Wins
    I can't believe that we got tricked into thinking that Santa Anna actually valued the Constitution of 1824. We were tricked by him.
  • Santa Anna Takes Over Mexican Government

    Santa Anna Takes Over Mexican Government
    Santa Anna was elected the president of Mexico as a liberal on March 29th, 1833. One year later, in 1834, he decided that Mexico wasn't ready for a democracy and declared himself dictator for life. Source: http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fsa29
    Handbook of Texas Online
    2/1/12
  • Santa Anna Takes Over Mexican Government: Nuetral

    Santa Anna Takes Over Mexican Government: Nuetral
    It's bad for us that Santa Anna took over Mexico because he doesn't follow the Constitution of 1824, but it's equally bad for the Mexicans. They are being ruled by a rude person who kills them if they oppose him, even though he wasn't rightfully elected.
  • Convention of 1833

    Convention of 1833
    When Austin was in San Antonio, there was a convention. William Wharton was chose to lead it. They proposed that they should split Coahuila y Tejas and grant Texas statehood, extended tax exemption, modified the Law of April 6, 1830 to permit more immigration, obtained adequate judical reform and improvements in the mail service, obtained adequate defense from Native American raids, and stop African slaves traffic in Texas. Sorce:
    Celebrating Texas
    pg 200
    2/9/12 2/9/12
  • The Covention of 1833: Texas Wins

    The Covention of 1833: Texas Wins
    I hope that the Mexican government approves these resolutions because that will give Texas seperate stathood. I think it would be very good if Texas was a seperate state because then we could make our own government and not have to follow Mexican rules.
  • Stephen F. Austin is Arrested

    Stephen F. Austin is Arrested
    Austin was arrested in Saltillo under suspicion of trying to form a rebellion against Mexico. They didn't say what laws he broke and didn't let him have a fair trial. He was finally freed in July of 1835 and returned to Texas by August. Source:
    Handbook of Texas Online
    http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmi02
    2/3/12
    Handbook of Texas Online
  • Stephen F. Austin was Arrested: Mexico Wins

    Stephen F. Austin was Arrested: Mexico Wins
    Mexico arrested our strongest leader! They didn't even say why. Now I just am interested in what he will say when he gets out of jail.
  • Battle of Gonzales

    Battle of Gonzales
    When Mexico wanted to take back the cannon given to the town of Gonzales, about 160 locals fought back. They flew a flag they said "Come and Take It". The Mexicans tried to get it back, but were defeated by the Texans. Source:
    Celebrating Texas
    pg 205
    2/9/12
    2/9/12
  • Battle of Gonzales: Texas Wins

    Battle of Gonzales: Texas Wins
    I'm so glad that the Mexicans now understand that we aren't afraid of them. We showed them that we're stronger then they think.
  • Battle of San Antonio

    Battle of San Antonio
    Deaf Smith told the Texans that the Mexicans had horses and mules that were suspected to have silver on them.The Texans attacked, but they were carrying the grass to give to the Mexican horses. Source:
    Celebrating Texas
    pg 207-208
    2/9/12
  • Battle of San Antonio: Texas Wins

    Battle of San Antonio: Texas Wins
    Even though we looked like fools when we attacked, in the end, it was an advantage for us. General Cos and his army were confused why the were running out of supplies.
  • Runaway Scrape

    Runaway Scrape
    This is what the Texas call the flight from their homes when they're trying to escape from Santa Anna who was trying to take over Texas in February of 1836. The first people who had to evacuate were those who lived near San Patricio, Refugio, and San Antonio. Source:
    Handbook of Texas Online
    http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/pfr01
    2/11/12
  • Runaway Scrape: Texas Wins

    Runaway Scrape: Texas Wins
    It's so rare that we are ahead of the Mexicans. Usually, they're one step ahead of us. Though the Runaway Scrape was a good thing because many Texans escaped the grasp of the Mexican Army, it also had it's cons. Lots of people died on their journey of diseases.
  • Convention of 1836 (Texas Declaration of Independence)

    Convention of 1836 (Texas Declaration of Independence)
    This declaration was produced overnight on March 1 by George C. Childress, Edward Conrad, James Gaines, Bailey Hardeman, and Collin McKinney. The next day, March 2 1836, it was adopted by the delegates of the Convention of 1836.
  • Convention of 1836 (Texas Declaration of Independence): Texas Wins

    Convention of 1836 (Texas Declaration of Independence): Texas Wins
    I'm so happy that this was signed and adopted! It declared Texas a free and independent republic. This is the best thing that could happen.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    Battle of the Alamo
    The Alamo was under siege for 13 days before the Mexicans actually attacked. James Bowie and William B. Travis were the leaders of the 150 men who were going to fight. They sent multiple letters to Gonzales trying to get reinforcements. In the end, the battle only lasted a couple hours and the Texans got beat. Source:
    http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qea02
    Handbook of Texas Online
    2/9/12
  • Battle of the Alamo: Mexico Wins

    Battle of the Alamo: Mexico Wins
    I can't belive that I had to go through this! When the battle was over there were so many bodies, just laying around. Angelina had to see this too.
  • Massacre at Goliad

    Massacre at Goliad
    Santa Anna sent 5000 men and General Jose Urrea sent 900 men to Texas. When they reached towns, the Texans sent in forces to help evacuate them. In the end, almost all the Texan troops were either killed or captured. On Palm Sunday in 1836, the captured Texans were shot in an open prairie. Source:
    Lone Star Junction
    http://www.lsjunction.com/events/goliad_m.htm
    2/10/12
  • Massacre at Goliad: Mexico Wins

    Massacre at Goliad: Mexico Wins
    I can't belive that the Mexicans killed all these people who were trying to defend their fellow citizens of Texas. They thought that they would be taken captive and then back to their homes, but they got killed instead!
  • The Battle of San Jancinto

    The Battle of San Jancinto
    This was the last military battle of the Texas Revolution. On March 13, 1836, the Tejano army, who was at Gonzales, started east. When they crossed the Colorado River and camped near present day Columbia, they had about 1,200 men with them. It was reported that Santa Anna had an army of 1,325 men west of the Colorado River. On April 21, there were 750 Texans facing 1,500 Mexicans. By the end of the battle, 700 Mexicans were killed and another 730 were taken captive.
  • Battle of San Jacinto

    Battle of San Jacinto
    Source:
    Handbook of Texas Online
    http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qes04
    2/12/12
    Lonestar Junction
    http://www.lsjunction.com/events/jacinto.htm
    2/12/12
  • The Battle of San Jacinto: Texas Wins

    The Battle of San Jacinto: Texas Wins
    Finally, Santa Anna was captured! They all got what they deserved. Even though we were out numbered, we still won because we were fighting for something we believe in.
  • Treaties of Velasco

    Treaties of Velasco
    David G. Burnet and Santa Anna signed these two treaties three weeks after Santa Anna's capture at the Battle of San Jacinto. There was on "public" treaty and one "secret" treaty. The "public" treaty was realeased for people to see, but the "secret" treaty was saying that Santa Anna would be released in exchange for Mexico to accept that Texas was a seperate nation. Both the Texans and the Mexicans eventually violated this treaty.
  • Treaties of Velasco

    Treaties of Velasco
    In the end, these treaties semi-established the Rio Grande as the border of Texas. Source:
    Lonestar Junction
    http://www.lsjunction.com/docs/velasco.htm
    2/12/12
  • Treaties of Velasco: Texas Wins

    Treaties of Velasco: Texas Wins
    We finally have independence! All that fighting paid off. Not only are we independent, but also the Mexican government said that they will value the Treaties of Velasco.