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The Texas Revloution

  • Land offered

    Land offered
    Spanish agreed to allow American Moses Austin to create a colony in Tejas Picture: Moses Austin
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    Texas Revolution

  • Mexico's independence

    Mexico's independence
    Mexico successfully gained its independence from Spain.
  • Slavery

    Slave owners wanted to maintain slavery to grow cotton.Austin persuaded the government to keep slave owners their slaves.
  • Population growing

    Population growing
    the population had grew to about 25,000 and the americans outnumberings the tejanos six to one.
  • Request

    Austin went to Mexico City to present a list requested reforms to Mexico officals. Picture: General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
  • Orders

    Mexican soldiers marched to the town of gonzales. They had orders to seize a cannon used by the texans for protection against the Native Americans. Picture: Mexican soldiers
  • Alamo

    Santa Anna troops surrounded San Antonio, and the next day, Mexicans began their seige of the Alamo.
  • Settlement

    Texans met at a settlement called Washington-on-the-brazos to decide what to do about Santa Anna's troops.
  • 13th day

    13th day
    The 13th day, Santa Anna ordered over 1800 men to storm the fortress. Texans used hailstorm out of cannons and gun fire, till they ran out of ammunition.
  • Freedom

    Houston surprised Santa Anna near the San Jacinto river, and Santa Anna had to sign a treaty giving Texas its freedom.
  • Lone Star Republic

    Lone Star Republic
    Texans raised the official flag of independent nation of Texas, and the nickname is Lone Star Republic.