In 1825 Haden Edwards recieved a empresario contract that allowed him to settle 800 familys near Nacogdoches. All he had to do was respect the "old settlers". Unfortunately he did the opposite which led to him getting contract taken away. Enraged him and his supporters declared themselves free from Mexico's power, and rebelled against Mexico. Later on Stephen F. Austin and the Mexican goverment were coming for the rebellion and they fled.
The Battle of the Alamo
We will fight for our freedom
After the Mier y Teran report the Law of April 6, 1830 was passed by the government many empresarios were not able to move people to their land because the law was made to control American presence in Texas. Mexican soldiers were sent to the border to make sure no Americans got into their country. Also they started taxing US imports. This law angered many people, even Stephen F. Austin. Many people thought that it was unfair.
The Goliad Massacre
The Mexicans are killing everyone!!!
Mexico had given Green DeWitt a cannon for defending against Native American attacks. Suddenly Mexico wanted their cannon back, but DeWitt refused. Mexican soldiers were sent to retrieve the cannon, but DeWitts people had made a flag saying COME AND TAKE IT. The Texans and Mexicans had battled over the cannon and only one person died. Soon after the Texas Revolution began.
Battle of San Jacinto
Remember the Alamo!!
General Santa Anna had been coming for Texas, but Texans were preparing. February 23 1836 the Mexicans had came earlier than expected so Texans weren't completely prepared. During the battle William B. Travis wrote a letter as a plea for aid. As the days went by the Texans were running out of supplies. Mexico ended up winning the battle and thought they would not have to worry about Texas anymore.
After the Battle of Coleto, Mexicans held many Texans hostage including James Fannin. Santa Anna made it clear he wanted every prisoner to be executed at once. March 27th 1836 Mexican soldiers executed more then 400 Texans. Though only some Texans survived this put many people in fear. With only one choice left Texas knew what they had to do.
Sam Houston and his army camped near the San Jacinto river on April 20th of 1836. Meanwhile Mexican troops were sent to drive the Texans out of where they were. On April 21st Houston and his officers had a meeting and they decided to attack that day. When they found the Mexicans they were sleeping and they were soon awakened by people yelling "Remember the Alamo!" and bullets. The battle lasted 18 minutes and ended the Texas Revolution.