Stephen F. Austin is jailed for promoting rebellion. When he was released Texans revolted.
General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna raised a black flag showing "No Mercy". When he called for Texas' surrender William Travis shot a cannon. This started the war.
Texas Wins Its Independence
Travis sent messengers into nearby towns to spread the need for soldiers. The messengers were proclaiming "Victory or Death!" No one ended up helping.
To Annex Texas or Not
Santa Anna and his troops completely outnumbered the Texans. At the light of dawn they pounded the Alamo with cannonballs. Santa Anna ordered that every Texan be killed. It took an hour and a half to end but every Texan had been killed.
Sam Houston, the commander of the Texas revolutionary army felt the Texans rage. While Santa Anna pushed on Houston retreated westward. Luring Santa Anna deeper into Texas so the Mexicans couldn't get supplies. It worked perfectly.
Texans wanted to became independent but it still took 10 years for Texas to become independent. Northerners wanted it to become a slave free state while the South wanted it to become another slave state . In the end Texas was annexed to be admitted as the 28th state.