Why Texas Wanted Independence From Mexico?

Why Texas Wanted Independence From Mexico?

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  • The Slavery Issue
  • Americans Brought Their Slaves With Them
  • Economic Ties with the U.S
  • Making a Great Deal With Cotton that Were Produced in Texas
  • The Americans Outnumbered the Tejanos
  • Americans were Desperate For Land
  • American settlers were from Southern states, where slavery was still illegal. They even brought their slaves with them. Because slavery was illegal in Mexico, many settlers were afraid the Mexicans would not let them keep their slaves.
  • Texas was separated from most of Mexico, by large stretches of desert, with little in the way of roads. A great deal of cotton and other expert goods were produced in Texas, but it was very difficult to get these goods to a Mexican port.
  • In the 1820's and 1830's, Americans were desperate for land. Texas has some great land for farming and ranching , & when it was opened up, many Americans went there as fast as they could.
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