Texas Revolution/Republic Timeline

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    Sam Houston's Presidency

    Sam Houston was elected as the first president of the Republic of Texas. He fought for the recognition of the independence of Texas as Santa Anna fail to even after the war. Through his efforts, the US recognized Texas in March of 1837.
    Campbell, Randolph B. Gone to Texas: a History of the Lone Star State. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Battle of The Alamo begins

    Troops under the command of General Santa Anna attacked The Alamo as Texans fought them off and defended the fort. This 13 day battle was a pivotal point in the Texas Revolution.
    https://texasindependencetrail.com/plan-your-adventure/historic-sites-and-cities/sites/alamo-mission-san-antonio-de-valero
  • Texas Independence Day

    On this day, 59 men signed the Texas Declaration of Independence at Washington-on-the-Brazos. Texas officially gained its independence from Mexico.
  • Battle of The Alamo ends

    The Alamo falls to the Mexican Army. All are dead including important figures such as: Jim Bowie, David Crockett , and William B. Travis.
    https://texasindependencetrail.com/plan-your-adventure/historic-sites-and-cities/sites/alamo-mission-san-antonio-de-valero
  • The Battle of San Jacinto & The Treaty of Velasco

    The Battle of San Jacinto was the deciding battle of the Texas Revolution. The Texas Army led by Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna and the Mexican Army in just 18 minutes. Texas had won the war. Then, the Treaty of Velasco was made in agreement made between Sam Houston and General Santa Anna stating that Santa Anna would no longer attack the Republic of Texas and that Santa Anna would take his army back into Mexico.
    https://dp.la/primary-source-sets/texas-revolution/sources/1180
  • US Recognizes Texas

    On this day, the United States finally recognizes the Republic of Texas.
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    Mirabeau B. Lamar's Presidency

    Mirabeau B. Lamar served as the second president of the Republic of Texas. Lamar wasn't as favorable towards the Texas Indians as Houston was. Lamar pushes the Indians out of Texas and into modern day Oklahoma. During his term, Lamar also moved the Texas capitol to Austin and fought for the recognition of Texas from several European countries.
    Campbell, Randolph B. Gone to Texas: a History of the Lone Star State. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Texas Withdraws

    The Republic of Texas denies the process of annexation offered by the US Congress because of little action being done on behalf of the Congress. This occurred during Sam Houston's first term as the president of the Republic of Texas.
  • US Congress approves withdrawal

    The US Congress has now accepted Sam Houston's initial withdrawal from the US and Texas annexation agreement. Texas remains the Republic of Texas and is not part of the United States.
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    Sam Houston's 2nd Presidential Term

    After Lamar, Houston won a 2nd term in office. During his term, he fought off the Mexican Army several times. Houston also created several treaties with the Indians, thus ending the war between Texas and the Indians.
    Campbell, Randolph B. Gone to Texas: a History of the Lone Star State. Oxford University Press, 2018.
  • Texas and Mexico truce

    Sam Houston demands that Mexico be at peace with the Republic of Texas.
  • US Senate approval

    The US Senate approves the resolution and has signed off on Texas becoming a state.
  • Texas becomes a state

    On December 29, 1845, Texas officially becomes the 28th US state as US President Polk signs the resolution form.