Texas Territory

Texas Territory

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  • Rising Tensions
  • Have respect for our culture!
  • We govern ourselves!
  • The Texans Rebel
  • The Alamo
  • By 1830, 25,000 Americans and 4,000 Tejanos were living in Texas under Mexican rule, but problems occured between the both of them. Americans were used to governing themselves, and documents were in Spanish. The new immigrants had no respect for Mexican culture and had no intention of becoming citizens.
  • Texas Wins Its Independence
  • Guess their not coming...
  • Americans began to rebel because Mexico wouldn't allow any more immigrants. In 1833, a man named Stephen Austin traveled to Mexico to ask the government to reopen Texas to immigration and to make it a separate Mexican state. He was arrested and jailed for promoting rebellion.
  • Remember The Alamo
  • RUN!
  • Santa Anna's army reaches San Antonio, and 180 people volunteer to defend the town. The Mexicans killed all the Alamo's defenders and the survivors were executed. The deaths filled Texans with rage.
  • To Annex Texas Or Not?
  • As Santa Anna moved its troops, Houston's only choice was to retreat east and lure Santa Anna deeper into Texas. The plan worked and they caught up with Houston, but no attack came, so they slept in tents.
  • Houston led a surprise attack and the Texas overran the Mexican camp. This caused Santa Anna to flee, but was captured the next day, and to be free, he had to order all his remaining troops out of Texas.
  • Texans that were Americans wanted Texas to become part of the U.S. Texas stayed independent for 10 years where people in the U.S. were divided over whether to annex Texas. Finally in 1845, Texas became our 28th state.
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