13.2 Texas Revolution


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  • Mexico Welcomes Large Numbers of Angelo-American imigrants
  • Welcome to Mexico!!
  • 1835 New Dictator of Mexico
  • I am now dictator! Disarm the Texans!
  • Battle of Gonzales
  • AAAHHHHHH!!!!!
  • FIRE!
  • In the hopes they would bocome loyal Mexican citizens and keep the territory from falling into the hands of the United States Mexico welcomed large numbers of Anglo-American immigrants into the Texas. The new immigrants continued to speak English, formed their own schools, and had closer trading ties to the United States than to Mexico.
  • Battle of the Alamo
  • Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna made himself dictator. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was the dictator of Mexico in 1835. He ordered the Mexican millitary to begin disarming the Texans whenever possible.
  • Battle of San Jacinto
  • During the Battle of Gonzales the town of Gonzales recieved a cannon from the Mexican government. The Mexican government came back for the cannon because they said they only loaned it to them. The  cannon was fired at the Mexicans, and they retreated not knowing the cannon was spiked.
  • Texas Statehood
  • During the Battle of Alamo General Santa Anna began a siege of the fort with 1,800-6,000 men. The Texans held the Alamo before the Mexican forces broke in for 13 days. This battle became a symbol of heroic resistance and a rallying cry in the Texans independence.
  • The Battle of Jacinto lasted less than 20 minutes. During the battle there were 630 Mexican soldiers killed, and 730 taken prisoner. The Texans were luckier only having 9 deaths, and 30 less seriousy wounded. 
  • Statehood happened in the December of 1845.  The northern states didn't want to add a slave state becasue that would make the slave states uneven.
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