Battle of Gonzales-1st Battle of Revolution
-Texans would not return a cannon Mexico had given them years earlier to defend against Native Attacks.
-Hung "Come and Take It" flag to taunt Mexico
-The Texans won the battle which proved to them that Mexico could be beaten and independence was possible
Washington-On-The-Brazos-Texas delegates met to form a government separate from Mexico
-George Childress wrote the Declaration of Independence
-Sam Houston became the Commander of the Texas army
-March 2, 1836 is an important date for Texans because they officially declared their independence from Mexico
The Alamo-Mexican Army, let by Santa Anna, surrounded the Alamo for 12 days.
-Texans were under siege--all supplies and reinforcements were prevented from getting to Texans while the Mexican army waited them out.
-Mexican Army attacked and none of the Texas soldiers who stayed to fight survived.
Battle of Coleto Creek-James Fannin commanded the Texas forces at Goliad.
-General Urrea commanded the Mexican forces.
-Fannin realized he could not hold the fort, so he retreated 30 miles east
-Mexican Army caught up to them at Coleto creek and Fannin surrendered to General Urrea when he realized he would not win.
Goliad Massacre-Soldiers who surrendered at Coleto Creek were marched back to Goliad
-Urrea asked Santa Anna for mercy on the Texan troops
-Santa Anna ordered another colonel to execute them all.
Battle of San Jacinto-Final battle of the Texas Revolution
-Texans, led by Sam Houston, launched a surprise attack and Santa Anna surrendered
-Texas had won its independence from Mexico
Treaty of Velasco-The Treaty of Velasco officially ended the Texas Revolution with Mexico
-The Republic of Texas was formed
-Sam Houston was elected 1st president