Texas Revolution


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  • Mexicans Welcome Angelo- Americans
  • I don't want to be part of this, I'll just keep speaking English, Make my own schools and trade with the U.S
  • ¿Por qué no hablas español?
  • Santa Anna for Dictator
  • Faulty System Gonzales
  • The Mexicans welcomed the Americans in hopes that they would convert to catholicism, learn spanish, and trade with them. The Americans instead built their own schools, spoke english, and traded with the US. 
  • Alamo...
  • After Santa Anna became dictator, he ordered the Mexicans to begin the disarming of Texans. As a result of them not doing what was required of them to live in mexico.
  • Battle of San Jacinto
  • There were 18 men in town when the Mexicans were sent to retrieve the cannon from the Texans. The relations between the Texans and the Mexicans were deteriorating.  When the men got there, Texans were standing in front of a cannon. They fired the spiked cannon and the Mexicans fled. The "Come and Take it" flag was created.
  • Texas state hood.
  • In December 1835, a group of Texan volunteer soldiers occupied the Alamo. On February 23, 1836, the Mexicans, numbering in the thousands began a siege of the fort. Though outnumbered, the Alamo’s 200 defenders held out for 13 days before the Mexicans overpowered them.
  • On April 21, 1836, Sam Houston and 800 Texans defeated the Mexican force of about 1,500 men at the Battle of San Jacinto, screaming “Remember the Alamo!” as they attacked them. The victory ensured the success of Texan independence: 
  • In mid may, 1836,  Santa Anna signed a peace treaty recognizing Texas' independence. Later after he was freed from his capture, the treaty was abrogated.  There was tension. They elected John Tyler as president but, if Texas came into the US as a slave state there would be issues. So they were independent and then they weren't. 
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