Stephen F. Austin travels to Mexican government to reopen Texas for the immigrants. Soon after Austin was released in 1835 Texas rose up in revolt. Santa Anna marched north with some 6000 troops.
Large part of Santa Anna's army reached San Antonio, Texas. Texans had taken over the old mission known as the Alamo. Slowly, Santa Anna's troops began to surround the Alamo.
Texas Wins Its Independence
Travis sent messengers to other towns in Texas for reinforcement. He vowed not to abandon the Alamo. Proclaiming,"victory or Death!" However, reinforcement never came.
To Annex Texas or Not
For 12 days, the Mexicans pounded the Alamo with cannonballs. Texas tried to fight the attackers with rifle fire for 90 minutes. One of the Alamo's defenders was dead and who survived the battle were executed on the spot by Santa Anna's order.
Sam Huston, the commander of the Texas 's rage. Late afternoon , Houston's troops staged a surprise attack yelling " remember the Alamo " . The Texas war for Independence had been won
Now Independence , the republic of Texas earned the nickname the Lone Star. Most Texas were Americans who wanted Texas to become a part of United States. Texas remained Independent for ten years.