We will give you land if you change everything about yourself.
The settlers disagree
No! you must!
Were not gonna follow your rules!
The battle of the Alamo
We'll never surrender!!
After Mexico declared independence from Spain, the young country needed settlers.Mexico invited settlers from america under the conditions that they Change there religion to roman catholic,get rid of there slaves, become a Mexican citizen and learn Spanish.
Texas declares independence
The settlers however did not agree with these terms and came and did things there own way.
Remember the Alamo
Remember the Alamo!!
After rising tensions between the American settlers and the Mexican government it finally reached its peak at the battle of the Alamo, after a long and grueling battle nearly all the defenders were killed by Santa Ana's forces. Among those killed were William Barrett, Davy Crockett and David Bowie.
The lone Star republic
After the battle of the Alamo, Texas leaders met and declared Texas it's own nation and set up the republic of Texas.
We, on this day, declare our independence.
After Texas declared it's independence it appointed Sam Houston as the commander and chief of Texan forces, He gathered a force of about 900 men and launched a surprise attack on Santa Anna and his forces Shouting "remember the Alamo!". The Texan forces killed 600 men and captured 700 more, On May 14, 1836, Santa Anna signed a treaty that recognized the independence of Texas.
After Texas became independent, it functioned as its own country for 4 years.