The battle of Gonzales

The battle of Gonzales
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  • The Battle of Gonzales
  • We appriciate this and will return the cannon as soon as you request.
  • We will give you the cannon until we order you to give it back.
  • The Consultation
  • PEACE!!
  • WAR!!
  • The Alamo
  • The Mexicans gave the Texans their cannon so that way they could protect themselves from the Indians. The Mexicans ask them to return the cannon as soon as they ask, and the Texans agree. A few years later, the Mexicans finally ask for the cannon, but they are too late and the Texans refuse.
  • Declaring Independence 
  • The Consultation consisted of two parties: The Peace Party and the War Party. The Peace Party opposed war for independence, where the War Party  supported war for independence. In the Consultation they made Sam Houston the Commander-in-cheif of the TX army.
  • The Road to Independence 
  • The Alamo took place in San Antonio from February 22- March 6 1836. In command was William B. Travis with 150-200 men during The Siege while there were 1500 Mexican troops. During the Fall of the Alamo, attacks began on March 6 while defenders were either killed in battle or executed after battle.
  • The Republic of Texas 
  • Tx in debt
  • Abundance of land
  • Not enough settlers
  • Indian attacks
  • The U.S Declaration of Independence was on July 4, 1776 in Philidelphia, PA and was drafted by Thomas Jefferson. The U.S Dec. had 56 delegates and listed grievances against King George III. The TX. Declaration of Independence was on March 2, 1836 in Washington, TX and was drafted by George Childress. The TX. Dec. had 59 delegates and was modeled after the U.S Dec.
  • US Declaration of Independence
  • TX Declaration of Independence
  • The Runaway Scrape consisted of the Mex. army heading East towards Gonzales while feared Texans fled East.  The Goliad Massacre had Colonel James Fannin; while at Coleto Creek Fannin surrendered. Battle of San Jacinto occured on April 21, 1836. The battle lasted 18 minutes and was the final battle of the Tx. revolution.
  • In 1835, the conflict between Texan and Mexican Government sparked the Texas Revolution. With the victory at the Battle of San Jacinto, Texas won  the war and gained its independence from Mexico. 
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