Texas 1836-1845

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    Siege of the Alamo

    The thirteen-day siege by Mexican troops was led by General Santa Anna, killing all defenders. Campbell, R. B. (2018)
  • Texas Declares Independence

    Texas secedes from Mexico. Campbell, R. B. (2018)
  • Battle of Goliad

    Texas soldiers inflicted a great number of casualties but eventually split up and were captured. Around 50 Texan soldiers killed with 98 captured. Those captured were sent to Goliad. (Campbell, R., 2018)
  • War of Coleto

    Texans fought, and ten were killed and sixty wounded. 200 Mexicans killed/wounded. Captured Texans were executed on March 27th. Few escaped, fewer spared.
    (Campbell, R., 2018)
  • Battle of San Jacinto

    The battle ends with the defeat over the Mexican army and the capture of General Santa Anna. Annexation Process: 1836-1845 A Summary Timeline. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/annexation/timeline.html
  • Treaties of Velasco

    Santa Anna signed two treaties with Texas president David G Burnet, the first being a public agreement and the second to be carried out when the first expired. Santa Anna would be released, and both sides would evenly swap prisoners.
    Texas soldiers would not release Santa Anna, and since he was a captive when he signed, Mexico did not accept the treaty. Both sides violated the treaty. https://www.tsl.texas.gov/treasures/republic/velasco-01.html
  • First President of Texas

    Sam Houston was elected as the president, with Lorenzo de Zavala as his vice president. Texas citizens strongly support being annexed by the US.
    (Campbell, R., 2018)
  • Annex Vote

    Texans vote on their government, and whether to be annexed by the US or not. Vote massively favors annexation. Annexation Process: 1836-1845 A Summary Timeline. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/annexation/timeline.html
  • Texas Annex Vote

    The US Senate voted against annexing Texas, due to concerns over starting a war with Mexico, over borders and such.
  • Republic of Texas Recognized

    The US recognizes the Republic of Texas formally. https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/annexation/timeline.html
  • Tripartite Treaty

    US Senator introduces a treaty between the US, Mexico, and Texas.
    Later, on June 14th, the treaty is tabled. https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/annexation/timeline.html
  • Proposal of Withdrawal approved

    Texas Congress votes and accepts Houston's withdrawing of the annex proposal. https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/annexation/timeline.html
  • Commerce Treaty

    The US Senate proposed a commerce treaty, but due to amendments later made by congress, Texas Congress rejected it. https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/annexation/timeline.html
  • Mexican Armistice

    Sam Houston declares armistice between Texas and Mexico.
  • House of Representatives Annex Bill

    US House of Representatives passes joint Annex Bill. https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/annexation/timeline.html
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    Texas Annex Process

    The resolution is agreed on by the Senate and the House, President Tyler signs. Cuevas-Smith Treaty is signed. Texas has to decide between treaty and Annex offer, chooses offer. Put to vote for the people, people vote for Annex as well. US House and Senate both approve the offer.
    President Polk signs, making Texas 28th State. https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/annexation/timeline.html
  • Texas Withdraws Annex Offer

    Due to the lack of action in Congress towards annexing Texas, the republic of Texas withdraws its proposal. https://www.tsl.texas.gov/ref/abouttx/annexation/timeline.html