The Texas Revolution

  • Land Offers

    Land Offers
    The Spanish agreed to let American Moses start a new colony in Tejas as long as the settlers followed the Spanish rule. Pictured: Moses Austin
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    Texas Revolution

  • Mexican Independence

    Mexican Independence
    Mexico successfully gained their indpendence from Spain. Tejas was now a part of the new nation Mexico.
  • Slave Owners Angry

    Slave Owners Angry
    Mexico outlawed slavery which got slave owners mad because they wanted the slaves to grow cotton. Pictured: Slave
  • Population Growth

    Population Growth
    The American population grew to 25,000 people.
  • Austin goes to Mexico

    Austin goes to Mexico
    Austin went to Mexico City to present a list of requested reforms to Mexican officials.
  • Come and Take It

    Come and Take It
    Mexican Soldiers entered the town of Gonzales with orders to take a cannon that they were using against the Native Americans. Texas volunteers came and hung a flag over the cannon saying "Come and Take it". The soldiers were unable to capture the cannon.
  • The Alamo

    The Alamo
    Santa Anna's troops surrounded San Antonio. The next day, the Mexicans began their siege of the Alamo.
  • Washington-on-the-Brazos

    Texans met a settlemet called Washington-on-the-Brazos to decide what they were going to do with Santa Anna and his troops. They decided to declare Texas a free state. Sam Houston became in command of the Texas army.
    Pictured: Sam Houston
  • Annex

    The Texas government asked Congress to Annex, or join, Texas to the Union.
  • Surprise

    Houston surprised Santa Anna near the San Jacinto River. In just 18 minutes Houston's army killed half of the Mexican Army forcing Santa Anna to sign a treaty giving Texas it's freedom.
    Pictured: San Jacinto battle grounds
  • Finally Free

    Finally Free
    Texans raised the official flag of the independent nation of Texas, nicknamed the Lone Star State.
    Pictured: The flag the Texans raised.