Trade expanded the Anglo American colonist received land grants they built towns and schools they also brought slaves to Texas so they can work on their farms and plantations. The Mexican president issued a decree to end slavery.
New laws angered colonists Texas. Texans held a convention to discuss what to do. The Texans wanted to make Texas an individual Mexican state.
Battle of the Alamo
Stephen F. Austin traveled to Mexico City to meet with Santa Anna, Mexico's president.
Santa Anna didn't allow Texas to be an individual state, but he did agree to make some changes.
Many conflicts occurred between Texan colonist and Mexican soldiers. Santa Anna's army arrived in San Antonio in February 1836.
The Texas and Mexican armies met again in the Battle of San Jacinto. The Texas army launched a surprise attack.The Texas army won a swift victory.