Texas Revolution

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  • Welcome to Mexico
  • Dictator Santa Anna
  • We are having problems the Texans. We must stop them by taking away their weapons.
  • Battle of Gonzales
  • Come And Take It
  • Mexico wanted to keep Texas in it's power so they invited Texans to come settle in Texas. They did not follow the rules set by the Mexican government. They did not learn Spanish and they had closer trading relationships with America.
  • Battle of the Alamo
  • Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna appointed himself as dictator of Mexico.  His actions towards the American Texans were hostile.
  • Battle of San Jacinto
  • After the Texans were given a cannon Santa Anna order the all Texans be disarmed. When Mexican soldiers were sent to receive the cannon the Texans refused to give it to them. On October 2nd shots were fired and the Mexican troops retreated because of the fog.
  • Texas Statehood
  • The battle lasted 13 days with a loss for the Texans, everyone was killed except for a few women and children. This battle is important since it acted as a symbol of heroic resistance and a rallying cry for the battle for independence.
  • This battle lasted less than 20 minutes with a win for the Texans. One Texan soldier was ordered to break a bridge to keep reinforcements from coming in and others going out. This caused treaties between the Mexican and Texas governments to be signed.
  • It took 10 years for Texas to become a state. It was not allowed in at first because it would've come in as a slave state and powers in congress would've been unbalanced. The addition of Texas broadened the differences in America over slavery and caused the Mexican-American War.
  • Texas can now be a state!
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