Texas Independence And War With Mexico

  • Stephen Austin establishes a colony in Texas

    Stephen F. Austin established the first Anglo-American colony in the Tejas province of Mexico and saw it grow into an independent republic. Austin chose the spot for his colony at a site on the lower Colorado and Brazos rivers.
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  • Mexico places restrictions on American immigration

    Mexico did not allow any United States citizens to enter into the country. This was an event that led to the Texas war and Mexican American war.
  • Stephen Austin meets with Mexican President Santa Anna

    Stephen Austin went ot meet with Santa Anna at the convention of 1833. He was there with 56 other delegates.
  • Battle of the Alamo

    It was fought in modern day San Antonio Texas, all but two of the Texian defenders were killed. Santa Anna's perceived cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army.
  • Battle of San Jacinto

    Texan army under Sam Houston overwhelmingly defeats Mexican force under Santa Anna, securing Texas independence. This leads to the capture of Santa Anna.
  • Treaty of Velasco grants Texas Independence

    Signed by Republic of Texas officials and General Santa Anna. he Treaties were intended, on the part of the Texans, to provide a conclusion of hostilities between the two belligerents and offer the first steps toward the official recognition of the breakaway Republic's independence.
  • U.S. annexes Texas

    The United States of America annexed the Republic of Texas and admitted it to the Union as the 28th state. The U.S. thus inherited Texas's border dispute with Mexico; this quickly led to the Mexican-American War.
  • Slidell's Rejection

    John Sidell was a spanish speaking emissary, Polk sent him to Mexico to buy California and New York as well as approve the Texas border as the Rio Grande.
  • General Taylor marches troops across Rio Grande

    Polk issued General Taylor to march to the Rio Grande and blockade the river, The mexicans viewed this as a violation of their right.
  • Zachary Taylor elected president

    In his capacity as a career officer, Taylor had never reportedly revealed his political beliefs before 1848, nor voted before that time. He was the 12th president of the US.
  • Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends war with Mexico

    Mexico agreed to the RIo Grande as the Texas border and the Mexican government ceded New mexico and California.
  • U.S. declares war on Mexico

    United states declared war in 1846 and lasted for two years. America's victory came at the cost of 13,000 lives, and Mexico lost 25,000 lives.
  • Gold discovered at Sutter's Mill, California

    James Marshall was the first man to collect gold at this Mill. Word traveled all the way to the eastcoast and soon people were dropping what they were doing and headed to California.
  • California applies for statehood

    California's application for statehood provoked firey protests in congress and became just one more sore point between irate northerners and southerners. California won statehood in 1850 and was admitted as a free state.
  • Gasden Purchase

    Established the current border of the lower 48 states. President Franklin Pierce purchased it from Mexico for an additional 10 million dollars.