The Texans were used to governing themselves, they currently were unable to. They also disliked that the signs in Texas were all written in Spanish. Slave owners also hated that slavery was finally outlawed.
Texas Wins Independance
The new leader of Mexico was strongly disliked. The inhabitants thought of General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna as a power hungry dictator. Austin (someone who comes into play later) is imprisoned for standing up against Santa Anna.
"Remember the Alamo!"
Austin was released from jail, and decided to start a rebellion. The Texans had taken over a small area called the Alamo. Santa Anna attacked them. Santa Anna and his army had brutally slaughtered all of the rebels. The rest of the inhabitants of Texas were very displeased with Santa Anna's decision.
To Annex Texas or Not?
We accept Texas as our own, welcome.
The remaining Texans had devised a plan to lure Santa Anna, and his army, closer to the middle of Texas, in hopes of making it more difficult to attack. The idea was unpopular, but very effective. Eventually the Mexicans had let their guard down.
I think we can rest now.
The inhabitants of Houston staged a surprise attack on the Mexican camp. They charged in yelling, "REMEMBER THE ALAMO!" When Santa Anna was caught he released his troops from Houston, and was set free.
The people of Texas were arguing with each other. The question of weather or not to annex Texas was very controversial. When James K. Polk was voted president, Congress and him had agreed to allow Texas to become the 28th state in the U.S.