Texas History 14-15

  • Period: Apr 6, 1492 to

    Texas History

  • Treaty

    December 29, 1835, in New Echota, Georgia by officials of the United States government and representatives of a minority Cherokee political faction, the Treaty Party
  • The Sneek Attack

    The arrival of General Antonio López de Santa Anna's army outside San Antonio nearly caught them by surprise.
  • Independence.

    Texas formally declared its independence from Mexico.
  • Assult on the Alamo.

    Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna launched an assault on the Alamo. Killing all of the Texan defenders.
  • Battle of San Jacinto.

    The Battle of San Jacinto, fought on April 21, 1836, in present-day Harris County, Texas, was the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.
  • Treaty Sign Off

    The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo (Tratado de Guadalupe Hidalgo in Spanish), officially entitled the Treaty of Peace, Friendship, Limits and Settlement between the United States of America and the Mexican Republic, is the peace treaty signed on February 2, 1848
  • Arrival.

    Lincoln Arrives in Washington.
  • Open Fire On Union.

    On April 12, 1861, General P.G.T. Beauregard, in command of the Confederate forces around Charleston Harbor, opened fire on the Union garrison holding Fort Sumter. At 2:30pm on April 13 Major Robert Anderson, garrison commander, surrendered the fort and was evacuated the next day.
  • Slaves To Be Free

    On September 22, 1862, after the battle at Antietam, he issued a preliminary Emancipation Proclamation declaring all slaves free in the rebellious states as of January 1, 1863.
  • Assination of Lincon

    Shortly after 10:00 p.m. on April 14, 1865, actor John Wilkes Booth entered the presidential box at Ford's Theatre in Washington, D.C., and fatally shot President Abraham Lincoln
  • Last Battle

    The last significant fighting of the Civil War takes place at the Palmito Ranch along the Rio Grande between Col. Theodore Barrett and John S.
  • Signals.

    On May 10, 1869, a golden spike was driven at Promontory, Utah, signaling the completion of the first transcontinental railroad in the United States. The transcontinental railroad had long been a dream for people living in the American West.
  • Hurricane.

    Galveston Hurricane: Part 2 – Disaster Waiting to Happen.
  • Oil.

    An enormous geyser of oil exploded from a drilling site at Spindletop Hill, a mound created by an underground salt deposit located near Beaumont in Jefferson County, southeastern Texas.
  • Declearing war.

    On April 6, 1917, the United States formally declared war against Germany and entered the conflict in Europe
  • Attack on Pearl Harbor

    The attack on Pearl Harbor [nb 4] was a surprise military strike conducted by the Imperial Japanese Navy against the United States naval base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, on the morning of December 7, 1941 (December 8 in Japan). The attack led to the United States' entry into World War II.
  • Bombs

    U.S. drops atomic bomb on Hiroshima. On this day in 1945, at 8:16 a.m. Japanese time, American B-29 bomber the Enola Gay drops the world's first atom bomb over the city of Hiroshima. Approximately 80,000 people were killed as a direct result of the blast, and another 35,000 were injured.
  • Presidential Campaign.

    Shortly after noon on November 22, 1963, President John F. Kennedy was assassinated as he rode in a motorcade through Dealey Plaza in downtown Dallas, Texas. By the fall of 1963, President John F. Kennedy and his political advisers were preparing for the next presidential campaign.