In 1825, Empresario Haden Edwards received a contract that allowed him to settle around 800 families near Nacogdoches. It had rules forcing him to follow the property right of people who legal titles, which Edwards didn't like. After not fulfilling the contract's rules due to outrageous demands, the government took action and disabled his contract. Edwards got really mad, so he and his followers decided to arrest Edwards's son-in-law, the new Alcalde.
The Battle of The Alamo
After the Mier y Teran Report, the Mexican government passed the Law of April 6, 1830 in an attempt to control American presence. It banned further immigration of Anglos in Texas and made it illegal for settlers to bring slaves. Along with halting U.S. immigration, it taxed U.S. imports in Texas. Many people were not happy with the government for passing the law, as it the immigration helped Texas. Many were concerned for the future of Texas.
The Goliad Massacre
Domingo de Ugartechea demanded to the people of Gonzales that the cannon DeWitt had 4 years ago be handed immediately. However, they didn't abide, so Ugartechea sent soldiers to take the cannon themselves. Soon, reinforces came to their aid and helped Gonzales. When October 1 came, they decided set up an attack on Mexico. They opened fire on each other, and the battle of Gonzales had begun.
The Battle of San Jacinto
The Mexicans were heading towards the Alamo, and the Texas troops were building their defenses in preparation for the battle ahead of them. However, they didn't have enough troops to defend, they only had 15 troops. They would have needed over 1000 in order to defend against the massive siege that was about to arrive. Soon, the Mexican army arrived, and the siege began. After days of the attack, William B. Travis wrote a plea for help.
Texan prisoners were held for a week at Goliad. Urrea asked Santa Anna to continue holding them prisoner, but Santa declined, saying he must kill them. The Goliad Massacre began with Mexican troops gunning down more than 400 Texans. Luckily, some Texans survived and escaped the massacre.
After gathering Houston's army in preperation for the final battle, they were ready to end the war once and for all. They marched swiftly to Harrisburg, from which they went down the Turtle Bayou to the San Jacinto River. The Texan troops had made a clever move, camping in a grow hidden by oak trees. When Santa Anna and his army came, the battle was on. After only 18 minutes of ruthless fighting, Texas had finally won it's independence.