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Mexican Government Takes Action
Citizen of Mexico
mexico allowed for american immigration into their texas territory. hearing about the colony's success, many more americans moved there.
although his father, moses austin proposed the idea, stephen austin brought in 300 families to settle in th texas area. soon after that, americans outnumbers tejanos in texas 6:1. This is where it all went downhill
Sam Houston and the Revolution
I, Sam Houston, Declare us Indpendent!
To enforce the Americans, the Mexican government made Texans follow these laws: Convert to Catholocism, learn spanish, no slavery, respect mexican laws, and become a mexican citizen
The Battle of the Alamo
Americans became increasingly intolerant of Mexican policies. Many wanted to revolt or break away from Mexico.
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Texans battled with the army of Mexico's dictator, Santa Anna. Sam Houstion, leader of the revolution, and several other leaders of Texas sign the their Declaration of Independence.
The Texan forces camp out in an old Mission. For almost two weeks, less than 200 texans held off 6,000 of santa anna's men. They lost brutally and most of their troops were slaughtered.