13.2 Texas Revolution


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Olivia Hohler Hour 1 Social Studies

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  • Mexico Welcomes Large Numbers of Anglo-American immigrants
  • Come on in!
  • Okay.
  • 1835 New Dictator of Mexico
  • I am going to take your weapons!
  • Battle of Gonzales
  • Oh no!
  • We will shoot!
  • Mexico welcomed large numbers of Anglo-Americans in hopes that they would become loyal Mexican citizens. They ended up forming their own schools, continued speaking English and had closer trading ties wit the U.S.
  • Battle of the Alamo
  • We are standing our ground!
  • This happened by the president of Mexico overthrowing the constitution and appointed himself dictator. The new dictator was Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. He told his men to take no prisoners and only a few Texans were spared and began to slowly disarm the Texans.
  • Battle of Jacinto 
  • We are not getting the land back.
  • In the battle of Gonzales, the Texans fired a cannon which scared the Mexicans and they went to San Antonio. The significance of this war is that the cannon that the Texans shot was only spiked.
  • Texas Statehood
  • Texas is finally part of the United States!
  • In the Battle of the Alamo, the Texans stood their ground for 13 days but finally were overpowered by the Mexicans. The significance of the battle is that the Texans saw the battle as a symbol of heroic resistance to oppression and their struggle for independence. 
  • In the Battle of Jacinto, Mexico never regained lost territory. America would go on to acquire the Republic of Texas and more Mexican territory. The significance of the battle is that it only lasted twenty minutes, but sealed the fate of three republics.
  • On December 29, 1845, Texas became part of the United States. It took took Texas a while to become part of the United States because it wanted to join the Union as a slave state.
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