Texas declares independence from Mexico (Campbell, R., 2017).
13-Day Siege of the Alamo
The battle began on February 23rd, 1836 but the 13-day siege of the Alamo by Mexican troops led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna finally ends with a battle in which all remaining defenders are killed (Campbell, R., 2017).
Sam Houston VS Gonzales
Sam Houston abandons Gonzales and retreats eastward to avoid the advancing Mexican army. Frustrated settlers flee as well in an exodus called the Runaway Scrape.
Battle of Goliad
Texans caused a lot of deaths but split their forces and retreated ending in capture. Fifty Texans killed ninety-eight captured with some later executions, twenty-nine spared as laborers. Survivors were sent to Goliad and around eighty Mexican casualties with fifty wounded (Campbell, R., 2017).
The War of Coleto
A battle ensues with 10 Texans killed, 60 wounded and 200 Mexicans killed or wounded. After the second day of fighting, a Texan surrender is agreed upon. Approximately 342 of the captured Texans were not pardoned but were executed on March 27 in the Goliad Massacre with 20 spared and 28 escaped. Anger over Santa Anna's lack of mercy led many future Texan settlers to join the Texan Army (Campbell, R., 2017).
Battle of San Jacinto
Texas victory over Mexican Army and the capture of General Santa Anna. Troops led by Sam Houston had a decisive battle of the Texas Revolution.
Treaties of Velasco
Santa Anna and Texas' President Burnet signed two Treaties of Velasco (public and secretly), ending the Revolution. The treaties were eventually violated by both sides and Texas' Independence was not recognized by Mexico. Texas' boundary was not determined until the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, which ended the Mexican War, was signed in 1848.
First President of Texas - Sam Houston
Sam Houston becomes president and Lorenzo de Zavala, Vice President. The voters also overwhelmingly approve a referendum requesting annexation by the United States. US President Martin Van Buren refuses to consider it, however, citing fear of war with Mexico.
President Martin Van Buren
Martin van Buren was elected President of the United States.
President Martin Van Buren is defeated for reelection by William Henry Harrison. Harrison, a Whig, receives 234 Electoral College votes to 60 and also wins the popular vote contest.
The Return of Sam Houtson
After the invasion of Santa Fe, the Wichita River for the Red River they arrived in the beginning of October near present-day Tucumcari, New Mexico, were captured without firing a shot. marched to prison at the San Carlos Fortress in Perote, Veracruz. The disgrace was to lead to the return of Sam Houston.
The Mexican Invasion
Mexican General Adrián Woll, 1,200 Mexicans, had recaptured San Antonio. Texans volunteers gathered on Cibolo Creek above Seguin and marched to Salado Creek about six miles northeast of San Antonio (Haynes, S.W., 2018).
U.S. Senate passes a proposed commerce treaty with the Republic of Texas. The Senate's amendment of the original treaty terms causes the Texas Congress to reject the final version of the treaty
(Alimento, Antonella & Stapelbroek, Koen 2019).
Sam Houston issues Proclamation
Sam Houston issues a proclamation declaring armistice between Mexico and Texas (Campbell, R., 2017).
Northerners VS Southerners
An annexation treaty between the U.S. and Texas signed between the two diplomats.