Texas Revolution/Republic Timeline

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    Sam Houston's Presidency

    Mexico refuses to acknowledge Texan independence, Houston tries to acquire acknowledgement from the US. Santa Anna meets with Jackson in Washington and tries to get Mexico to return to war with Texas. Border of Texas is established at the Rio Grande, though Mexico objects. The City of Houston is built near the remains of Harrisburg and is made the capital. Indians (possibly due to Mexico) continue attacks and raids in Texas. Houston writes treaty with the Cherokee but Senate rejects it.
  • The Battle of the Alamo

    Santa Anna's 2500+ strong army besieged the Alamo in San Antonio and after 13 days defeated a small 182 man group of defenders.
  • The Creation of the Republic of Texas

    Texas' declaration of independence is adopted by the convention in Washington-on-the-Bezos, fire in their hearts after hearing the news of the Alamo.
  • The Goliad Massacre

    Urrea attacks Goliad, surrounds the defenders (who had refused to relocate as ordered), and forces them to surrounder. The Texans were then murdered by Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
  • The Treaty of Valesco

    Ended the war between Mexico and Texas and "provided that all Mexican armies would move south of the Rio Grande.
  • The Battle of San Jacinto

    "Remember the Alamo" is coined during a siesta-time attack by Houston's forces, killing 630 Mexicans and taking 730 prisoner. The Texan forces lost only 9.
  • US Recognizes Texas as a Republic

    The US relents and recognizes Texan independence.
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    The Lamar Administration

    Lamar aggressively deals with the Texas Indians, namely the Cherokee, ordering them expelled and having soldiers attack them. Indian removal continues with the Witchita and drives them into what is now Oklahoma. Proposed relocating the capital to Austin. Acquired recognition by France, Holland, and Britain. Supports creation of a navy. Dispatched disasterous military venture to Sante Fe where the survivors were imprisoned in Mexico for life.
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    The Second Houston Administration

    Houston wins second term hands down, aims for better management of the young republic's money, peace with the Indians, and more American immigration. Ends war between the republic and the Indians throughout the rest of the Republic's existence. Houston vetoes bill for war against Mexico (to retrieve Sante Fe captives as well as retaliate for Mexican invasions), knowing they don't have the man power or funds. Expels occupation of San Antonio by Mexico in 1842.
  • Somervell Expedition

    Intended to be retaliation for raids the Mexican armies had carried out in Texas, the expedition--led by Alexander Somervell--was sent out by Houston to invade Mexico. It went poorly, as they were ill-supplied, and Somervell ordered the men to return by way of Gonzales. Unfortunately, less than a fifth of his remaining men listened; the rest continued on into the Mier Expedition.
  • The Mier Expedition

    Despite being ordered back home through Gonzales, the majority of the troops from the Somervell expedition disobeyed orders and continued their plan to raid settlements in Mexico. William S. Fisher was selected as their leader. Lacking in supplies, they eventually surrendered to the Mexicans, and many were taken as prisoners, seventeen of which were executed.
  • The Annexation of Texas

    President James K. Polk signs the Texas Admission Act