Stephen F. Austin wanted Texans to run their own affairs so he traveled to try and convince the government but the new head of the Mexican government , Santa Anna didn't want to work it out so he had him arrested.
Texans took over the Alamo and Santa Anna raised a flag that meant ''expect no mercy'' but soon later , Santa Anna troops crowded the Alamo, to get them to leave but only one man fled.
Texas Wins Its Independence
Travis sent messengers to towns in Texas to beg for reinforcements and wouldn't leave the Alamo. He pleaded aid "Victory or Death"
To Annex Texas or Not?
Mexican were beating the Alamo until Santa Anna troops came and by the end of the day, every Alamo member was dead.
Texans attacked the Alamo at dawn and screamed ''Remember the Alamo''. They got Santa Anna to flee, beat the Alamo, and Texans gained their independence.
Texas had been free for ten years and got named ''Lone Star'' because of only one star left on the flag. Finally, in 1845, Texas became a state.