American settlers entered Texas in 1821, who were led by Stephen F. Austin, an agent contacted by Mexico to bring settlers to Texas.
I can't wait to settle in this new area with my family!
Hurry up, so we can get you on the plantation here!!
Many southern settlers brought many African-American slaves so they could provide labor, like picking cotton.
By 1830, there were more American settlers than Tejanos living in Texas. These settlers did not follow Mexican laws such as owning slaves, even though that was banned.
I don't care if slavery is illegal here, there is sooo much cotton, business is growing more than ever.
Mexican officials complained that Texans showed little respect for the Mexican government and the Americans didn't bother to learn the customs and follow the laws.
These new 'citizens' don't even care to respect this place and they still act like they're in the U.S.!
I understand how you feel!
A group of Texans met and made a temporary government, whose goal was to overthrow Santa Anna.
I'm so fed up with the Mexican government!
We need to form a team!
In 1836, troops and volunteers joined together at San Antonio, led by William Travis and Jim Bowie. Santa Anna heard of this news, so he arrived with his soldiers. Mexico suffered, but the Texans became overwhelmed.