Texas Revolution

Texas Revolution

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  • Mexico Welcomes Large Numbers of Anglo-American immigrants
  • Welcome to Mexico
  • 1835 New Dictator of Mexico
  • I don't care what the constitution says, I'm the new dictator!
  • Battle of Gonzales
  • Come and take it!
  • They brought them in, in hopes they would become loyal Mexican citizens to keep the territory from falling into the hands of the U.S. The immigrants would speak English, form their own school, and had closer trade to the U.S than becoming loyal Mexican citizens.
  • Battle of the Alamo 
  • President Antonio Lopez de Anna made himself dictator and ordered the Mexican military to begin disarming the Texans whenever possible.
  •  Battle of San Jacinto
  • Destroy the Bridge!!!
  • At 4 a.m. on October 2, 1835, the Texans formed for action. Mexican soldiers fired on the Texans. After the fog lifted the Texans moved into opening field firing a volley. Making the Texans retreat to the woods. There Moore told the Mexicans "come and take it". Then fired the cannon making the Mexican forces retreat.
  • Texas Statehood
  • I ,John Tyler, say Texas should be entered in the United States as a slave state.
  • 200 defenders led by Bowie, Travis, and Crockett. They were up against thousands of men from General Santa Anna. The Texans were able to hold of for 13 days with 600-16000 casualties. This battle now became a war for independence. 
  • Lasted less than 20 minutes. Houston learned that Martin crossed on Vincent's bridge with reinforcements. Ordering smith to destroy the Bridge. At the end 630 Mexicans were killed and 730 taken as prisoner. Texas lost 9 and 30 were wounded.
  • Texas became its separate country called Lone Star Republic. Their president ,Sam Houston, endorsed the entrance into the United States. Texas entry was delayed because they wanted to keep the slave and free states equal. Texas became the 28th states in 1845 igniting the Mexican-American War.
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