Stephen F. Austin brings in the first 300 families to start settling Texas.
Lets rebel against Mexican rules!
American settlers were encouraged to go to Texas, due to the State Colonization Law of 1825.
Conventions and Petitions
Dear Santa Anna -Statehood for Texas -No Import Taxes -Allow Anglo Immigration -Protection from Indians -Land Tittlesfor settlers in East Texas
After The Fredonian Rebellion, Mexico sent Mier y Teran to investigate the conditions of Texas and enforced new laws.
The War Begins
Give us back our cannon!
In June 1832, a group of Anglo settlers formed a rebellion against Mexican rule.
The Texans wanted Texas to be an independent state, and made a petition to be taken to the Mexican Government. Stephen F. Austin was chosen to take the petition, but when he did so, he was arrested in Mexico City for a year.
The Mexicans loaned a cannon to Texas to help them stay safe from attacks, but when the Mexicans asked for it back, the Texans refused.