The Battle of The Alamo

The Battle of The Alamo
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  • First Americans Arrive in Texas 
  • We welcome your settlers! Come on in!
  • Thanks Spain! We'll use your land grants wisely!
  • Mexico Declares Independence in 1821
  • Hey Spain! We're our own country now!
  • Oh. Okay.
  • Mexico makes Demands
  • If you want to stay here, follow our rules! 1.Learn how to speak Spanish 2.Follow Mexican law 3.Get rid of all of your slaves 4.Convert to Catholicism 
  • ...
  • Spanish government allowed American families to start a colony in Texas in 1820.
  • Rising Tensions 
  • That's ridiculous! We're not gonna follow your rules!
  • About a year after Americans first arrived in Texas, Mexico declared it's independence from Spain.
  • Tensions Finally Culminate 
  • So be it! I guess we'll just have to resort to...extreme measures.
  • Remember the Alamo!
  • In order for Americans to continue living in Texas, the Mexican government created a set of rules that the Americans had to abide by.
  • The Battle of the Alamo
  • Remember the Alamo!
  • The Americans didn't want to follow the newly passed Mexican rules, they did not want to learn Spanish, give up their slaves, and they especially didn't want to convert their religion. The Tejanos also felt that they were looked down upon by the Americans.
  • ...
  • The Mexican government finally cracked down on the situation, they closed off Texas to incoming American settlers,made Americans pay taxes for the first time, and they sent military troops to Texas.
  • TAXES!!
  • NO!! NOT THE TAXES! THE HUMANITY!!
  • You don't mean...?!
  • The introduction of Mexican troops precipitated the creation of a Texan army. There was a small force of Texans rebelling against Mexico that were stationed at the Alamo. After holding off the Mexicans for twelve days, all but five Texans remained alive. Mexico hoped that the defeat of the Texans would discourage further rebellion, but it did exactly the opposite.
  • Remember the Alamo
  • Remember the Alamo!
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