13.2 Texas Revolution

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  • Mexico Accepts Immigrants
  • New Dictator of Mexico
  • Battle of Gonzales
  • After Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821, they started welcoming large amounts of immigrants into their lands to they could keep control of the lands. The Mexicans asked the Texans to learn Spanish, attend their schools, and adopt Mexican lifestyle. This however, did not work.
  • Battle of the Alamo
  • In 1835, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna became president of Mexico. He overthrew the Mexican government to get his position. He saw this as a reason that the Texans would secede for Mexico. So he ordered all of their weapons of be seized.
  • Battle of San Jacinto
  • On October 2, 1835, the Mexican Army attacked the Texans and attempted to take their cannon. After some battling, the Texans fired their cannon, but it was spiked to it couldn't really do any damage. But the Mexicans feel for it and retreated. 
  • Texas Statehood
  • On February 23, 1836 Santa Anna began a siege at the Alamo. Outnumbered, the 200 Alamo defenders held out for about 13 days of being attacked. The Texans were eventually defeated, but others found the defeat as a symbol for heroic resistance and independence. 
  • The Battle of San Jacinto lasted less then 20 minutes with the Texan force coming out on top.  The Mexicans suffered tremendous losses and many were taken prisoner. The Texans only lost about 9 people and 30 were wounded. 
  • When the Texans became independent, they asked the United States if they could become a state. Texas would not become a state for more than a decade. This wax because they need equal slave and free states. And Texas, being a slave state, need for another state to be admitted as a free state for both of them to become states. 
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