Texas History 1800-1900

By igy123
  • Independence from Spain

    Independence from Spain
    In search of new opportunities in the unsettled territory of Tejas, Moses Austin wanting to bring 300 families to the Mexican Province. With help from Baron de Bastrop Austin received approval from the Spanish governor to bring the settlers into Tejas. However Moses died before it could happen but his son Stephen F Austin inherited the grant and go on to settle on the land near the Brazos which would be known as Austin's Old Three Hundred
  • Mexico Bans U.S. Immigration

    Mexico Bans U.S. Immigration
    The Law of April 6, Mexico feared they would lose control of Texas so Mexico banned further Immigration to the United States. They encouraged immigration from Mexico and European countries, restrictions on slavery, and increased military presence. This angered Texans who wanted statehood and self-rule.
  • Come and Take it!

    Come and Take it!
    Texas Revolution Begins! Texas started gaining an influx of American settlers and pushing for separate statehood. Causing issues to occur with Mexico, Texans at Gonzales refused to return a small canon lent to them by Mexican authorities. Colonel John H. Moore and company rolled out the canon under a flag that read "Come and Take it." The short fight that sparked the revolution.
  • Texas Declares Independence

    Texas Declares Independence
    Delegates held the Convention of 1836 at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Where the Texas Declaration of Independence was drafted then adopted on March 2nd. Where delegates also drafted the Constitution and outlined their plan for a new Republic.
  • The Fall of the Alamo

    The Fall of the Alamo
    Santa Anna lead an attack on the Alamo, the Mexican forces broke through an outer wall of the courtyard and overpowered them. 186 bodies were put into a pile and burned one of those who passed during the attack was Davy Crockett. Those who did survive the attack were captured and executed by Santa Anna's troops.
  • The Battle of San Jacinto

    The Battle of San Jacinto
    The 18 minute battle. General Houston gained criticism for not yet attacking Santa Anna's advancing army. After hearing the army was encamped on the west side of the Buffalo Bayou and the San Jacinto river, Houston ordered the attack even though they were outnumbered and facing impossible odds. Shouting "Remember the Alamo!" "Remember Goliad!" Santa Anna and his troops were caught off guard when the attack happened at 3:30pm. 9 Texas and 630 Mexicans were killed.
  • Texas annexed to the United States

    Texas annexed to the United States
    Almost ten years after winning independence from Mexico. James Polk signed the annexation bill into law during a ceremony on the steps of the capital. Where Texas would formally be recognized as the 28th state in the Union. However this was ratified by U.S. Congress on December 29, 1825.
  • The Beginning of the U.S. Mexican War

    The Beginning of the U.S. Mexican War
    The annexation of Texas bolstered westward expansion of the United States. Settlers started coming to Texas so President Polk defined the border at the Rio Grande. However after troops were set up the Mexican Government saw this as an invasion. Which for them was an act of war starting the Battle of Palo Alto in Brownsville being the first major battle of this war.
  • Juneteenth

    Federal authority was established in Texas when General Gordon Granger arrived in Galveston. Granger proclaimed the end of slavery for 250,000 African Americans along with the end of the Confederacy.
  • Railroad Commission Established

    Railroad Commission Established
    The Texas Railroad Commission was founded after Governor James S. Hogg campaigned on a platform of regulating railroads. The commission was established to oversee the rates and operations of railroads, wharves, terminals, and express companies.
  • Texas Equal Rights Association

    Texas Equal Rights Association
    This association was the first statewide women's suffrage organization. Organized by Rebecca Henry Hays of Galveston, where the association advocated for: equal voting, political rights for women, along with the right to hold office and serve on juries