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Anna Reilly - period 3
Updated: 3/27/2020
Anna Reilly - period 3
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Westward Expansions

Storyboard Text

  • Rising Tensions
  • Why must we fill out documents in Spanish when we don't speak Spanish?
  • Please respect our traditions if you want to live here!
  • The Texans Rebel
  • Let me out!
  • The Alamo
  • Tensions begin to rise between Americans and Tejanos. Both sides are unhappy with each other.
  • Texas Wins Its Independence
  • Stephen Austin asks for Texas to be a separate Mexican state, Santa Anna arrests Austin and Texans revolt. Santa Anna marches North with 6,000 troops.
  • Remember The Alamo
  • Santa Anna attacks Texans at the Alamo. Texans are no match for the Mexicans and all are killed after a 12 day battle. 
  • To Annex Texas Or To Not?
  • Santa Anna and his men lay away all night waiting for an attack from Sam Houston and his troops.
  • Houston's troops attack the next day and Santa Anna is captured. in exchange for his freedom he must order his troops out of Texas.
  • James Polk, who believes in Manifest Destiny, is elected President. Congress votes to annex Texas. Texas becomes the 28th state!
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