this is the age of contact, The wave of exploration that began with Columbus' voyage in 1492 didn't take long to reach the land that is now Texas. Spain's conquest of the Americas began on a series of islands in what is now the Caribbean Sea.
this is the spanish colonial era, The Spanish Colonial era in Texas began with a system of missions and presidios, designed to spread Christianity and to establish control over the region. The missions were managed by friars from the order of St. ... The missionaries hoped to spread Christianity and the Spanish culture to native groups.
this is the mexican rule, when texas was part of Mexico. Mexico gained independence in 1821 after winning its war against Spain, which began in 1810.
this is the texas revolution, The texas revolution was a rebellion of colonists from the United States and Tejanos (Texas Mexicans) in putting up armed resistance to the centralist government of Mexico.