Texas Revolution Storyboard
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Fredonian Rebellion - 1826
The Law of April 6th, 1830 - 1830
Santa Anna Becomes Dictator of Mexico - 1832
Benjamin Edwards rides to Nacogdoches, Texas, and proclaims himself as the leader of the Republic of Fredonia. He tried to rebel against the Mexican leaders, but failed. :( Years later, some others decided to rebel and succeeded.
Sam Houston Arrives in Texas - 1832
Many Americans began moving into Texas, smuggling in illegal immigrants. Almost all of the Anglo Texans refused to become loyal. With the Anglo Texans doing all of this, it began to scare the Mexicans, so they came up with the law of April 6, 1830. It banned all immigration, ended slavery, and made the Anglo Texans pay taxes.
The Turtle Bayou Resolutions - 1832
After the law of April 6, 1830, Santa Anna ran for president. He had promised to give everyone state's rights.Everybody thought that was awesome, and voted for him. Sadly, when he became president, Santa Anna revealed that he had lied about everything, and took everybody's state rights away and became the Dictator of Mexico.
Stephen F. Austin Goes to Jail - 1833
In the winter of 1832, Sam Houston arrived at Texas. He was very famous due to his political success and heroic times as a solider. Stephen F. Austin was scared that Houston was going to start a war with Mexico to make Texas a part of America, but Houston said that wasn't the reason. Houston did, however, start going into politics. He later became the general of the Texas Army.
The Turtle Bayou Resolution of 1832 was written to the Mexican Officials to explain that the Texans are still loyal even after the Disturbance at Anahuac.
Stephen F. Austin traveled to Mexico City to try to prove to the Mexican government that he is still loyal in hopes to make Santa Anna revive the Law of April 6, 1830 and reestablish the 1824 Constitution. Instead, the Mexican government saw him as a traitor and threw him in jail. Luckily, this angered many Texans and persuaded them to start a revolution.
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