Now be careful with that contract it's very important.
The Mier Y Teran Report
Go and find out how many Americans are in Texas.
The Law of April 6, 1830
There shall be no more immigrating from U.S.
An empresario Haden Edwards got a land contract from the Mexican Government. The contract stated that he could settle 800 families near Nacogdoches. However when he got there he found out Anglo settlers and Cherokees have been living there for years. Haden's contract said that he had to be nice to the settlers already on the land. He did not listen to the contract and tried to make the settlers pay fees for land they already bought. In October of the year 1826 the Mexican Government canceled his contract saying he did not fulfilling the contracts terms.
The Siege of the Alamo
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The Fredonian Rebellion was a small event but it gained a lot of attention. Newspapers in the U.S. carried the news. During the 1820s the United States offered to purchase Texas from Mexico, which did not happen. However, the U.S. kept offering - stated with trouble caused by American Immigrants Like Haden, which that made Mexican officials worried about the number of Americans in Texas. To solve this The Mexican officials sent Mier Y Teran to examine the resources and Indians of Texas and to see how many Americans live in Texas.
The Goliad Massacre
The law of April 6, 1830 stated that there shall be no more immigration from the U.S. Also it made bringing more slaves into Texas illegal. The law had suspended unfilled empresario contracts as well. Only a few empresarios could keep there contracts such as, Stephen F. Austin and Green Dewitt. To keep unauthorized immigrants out of Texas the government placed military bases along the border.
Battle of San Jacinto
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As the Mexican forces approached San Antonio And the Texas troops at the Alamo built up there defenses. Green Jameson a lawyer was in charge of strengthening the plaza walls. He and other defenders built walls to be 12 feet high and 2 feet thick. He directed the building of palisades-high fences made of stakes,behind which soldiers can fight. He also also worked with artillery officer Almaron Dickinson to pick locations for the 21 cannons they had.
On March 19 Texas troops marched into an open prairie outside of Goliad during a heavy fog. When they stopped to let their animals rest, Urrea and his main army surrounded them. The Texas force was 300 the Mexicans had 300 to 500. Wounded and severely outnumbered, Fannin decided to surrender. After the surrender, he and most of the other rebels were marched back to Goliad. Later on the Mexican soldiers had shot and killed over 400 Texans outside of Goliad.
Colonel Sam Houston's army moved quickly to get to Harrisburg. From there, they traveled through the Buffalo Bayou that is were they met the San Jacinto River. On April 20 the Texans camped in a grove of live oak trees on a high ground. The only way the Mexicans could attack is them is to cross the field.The battle lasted about 18 minutes and the results of Texas winning. "REMEMBER THE ALAMO!" "REMEMBER GOLIAD!"