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  • The Battle of Gonzales
  • It's our cannon now!
  • The Consultation 
  • Houston for general!
  •                          The Alamo
  • Remember the Alamo!
  • The Battle of Gonzales sparked the Texas Revolution. The battle was over a cannon that Texians borrowed from the Mexican government, but later refused to give back.
  • Declaring Independence
  • Texas Independence!
  •      The Consultation was a meeting and during that meeting Sam Houston was elected as general of the Texas army. As general Houston authorized the creation of the two ship navy.
  • Road to Independence
  • We have captured Santa Anna!
  • The battle happened at San Antonio on March 6, 1836. William B. Travis was in command and there were about 200 Texians. The Mexican army won the battle with only 600 troops dead, and Texians were either killed in battle or executed after.
  • Republic of Texas
  • Leave Texas!
  • Texas declared independence on March 2, 1836, in Washington, Texas. There were 59 Delegates that signed the declaration. It was drafted by George Childress and modeled after the U.S. Declaration of Independence.
  • Beforehand, Texans who were fearing for their lives fled east. Houston later ordered the town of Gonzales to be burned. During the Goliad Massacre, Texians surrendered and were later executed by the Mexican army.  The Battle of Jacinto occurred on April 21, 1836, near San Jacinto River, it lasted 18 minutes and ended with the capture of Santa Anna and Texian victory.
  • Santa Anna signed a treaty that stated: Mexican troops would leave Texas, Mexico would recognize Texas independence, Texas would be in no harm from Mexico, prisoners were to be set free, captured property would be returned, troops were to leave beyond the Rio Grande, and Santa Anna would be returned. But Mexico didn't abide the treaty, so Texas Rangers were hired defend Texas by Sam Houston. 
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