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Texas Revolution

  • Battle of Gonzales

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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