Mexico welcomes large numbers of Anglo-American immigrants
1835 new dictator of Mexico
Battle of Gonzales
It had its prelude in the oppressive Mexican edict of April 6,1830, prohibiting further emigration of Anglo-Americans from the United States to Texas.
Battle of the Alamo
In December 1835, during Texas' war for independence from Mexico, a group of Texan volunteer soldiers occupied the Alamo, a former Franciscam mission located near the Present-day city of San Antonio. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna is the new dictator.He overthrew the constitution and appointed himself dictator.
Battle of San Jacinto
There was thick fog that morning, almost eerie according to some observers.Almost 4 am, the Texas formed for action.
Spanish settlers built the mission San Antonio de Valero, named for St.Anthony of Padua,on the banks of the San Antonio River around 1718. They also established the near by military garrison of San Antonio de Bexar, which soon became the center of a settlement known as San Fernando de Bexar (later renamed San Antonio).
On April 21,1836, during Texas' war for independence from Mexico the Texas militia under Sam Houston (1793-!863) launched a surprise attack against the force of Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna ( 1794-1876) at the battle of San Jacinto, near present-day Houston,Texas. The Mexicans were thoroughly routed,and hundreds were taken prisoner.
It happened (1845-1860). The Republic of Texas was annexed to the United States of America,becoming the 28th U.S.State.The Republic of Texas had formed in 1836,after breaking away from Mexico in the Texas Revolution.