In early 1527 Cabeza de Vaca left Spain as a part of a royal expedition intended to occupy the mainland of North America.
Apr 20, 1540
Coronado came to the Americas at the age of twenty-five as an assistant to New Spain's first ruler of the province.
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was sent by King Louis XIV (14) to travel south from Canada and sail down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico.
Moses Grant, Stephen F. Austin's father, received a grant from the Mexican government. He died so Stephen F. Austin began colonization in the region of the Brazos River and the 300 families that moved there are known as the Old 300.
The Constitution of 1824 gave Mexico a republican form of government. It did not define the rights of the states within the republic, including Texas.
The Mexican government imprisoned Stephen Austin in Mexico City.
Battle at Gonzales
The Texans repulsed a detachment of Mexican cavalry at the Battle of Gonzales on October 2nd 1835.
Battle of Alamo
Texans were overwhelmed by the Mexican army after a two-week siege at the Battle of the Alamo in San Antonio. This began the Runaway Scrape
Runaway Scrape begins
The Runaway Scrape began after the Battle of the Alamo.
Massacre at Goliad
Nearly 400 Texans were executed by the Mexicans during Massacre at Goliad under the order of Santa Anna.
Battle of San Jacinto
Texans routed the Mexican forces of Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. Independence was won in this battle.
Texas joins the United States
Texas goes from being an independent country to part of the United States.
Texas secedes and joins the Confederacy
Texas seceded from the United States and joined the Confederacy.
Battle of Galveston - The Bayou City
After several weeks of Federal occupation of Galveston, the Battle of Galveston restored the island to Texas control for the remainder of Civil War.