The Texas Revolution

The Texas Revolution
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This storyboard describes and illustrates the six main events that happened in The Texas Revolution.

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  • The “Lexington” of The Texas Revolution!
  • Ha ha! These Mexicans will have to cross the river to get to us.
  • Oh man! These heavily armed Texians are going to make our job harder. Looks like this is the "Catch 22" for us.
  • COME AND TAKE IT!
  • We dare you Mexicans to come and take the cannon from us!
  • The Consultation
  • We need to break away from Mexico. War is necessary.
  • Our mission is to get the Constitution back. War would get us farther from this. We should try to negotiate with Mexico.
  • Please Houston, no war!
  • Hmm... I suppose the cost of war really would be a lot. I think I will vote for peace.
  • "Remember The Alamo"
  • Fire!
  • Traitorous Texians!
  • Show no mercy!
  • The Battle of Gonzales, also known as "The Lexington of The Texas Revolution", was one of the first events that sparked the beginning of The Texas Revolution. In this battle, the Texians won with no deaths, while the Mexicans lost with a dead soldier. The "cause" of this battle was a Mexican cannon that the Mexicans wanted back, but the Texians were not willing to give up.
  • Declaration of Independence 
  • The Unanimous Declaration of Independence...
  • Yes, that's what we need - Independence
  • Hmm... I'm not so sure about this.
  • At the Convention of 1835,  about 60 delegates  met in San Felipe to decide Texas's  future status. The people  supporting  peace outnumbered the "war party" 3 to 1. As a result, Texas was, at that time, fighting just for the restoration of the Mexican Constitution.
  • Earning Independence
  • When the Texans defeated the Mexican General Cos at the Alamo, Houston wanted to burn the place to the ground, but the Texans wanted to defend it. But Santa Anna decided to take up an army of thousands, with reinforcements coming, to the already-weakened Texans to take it back. Heavily outnumbered, the Texans called out for help, but Houston, being smart, did not go help. After fighting for 13 days, the Mexicans finally break in and kill every Texan there.
  • A New Republic
  • Oh, I gotta go hide.
  • On  March 2, 1836, 59 delegates met at Washington de Bejar to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence. The document was drafted by George Childress , who helped raise money and volunteers for the Texas Army.  The document listed grievances against Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna.
  • Finally!
  • Oh yeah!
  • The  Goliad Massacre  was a deadly deafeat for Texas as about 342 Texians were massacred at Goliad. This move by Santa Anna angered a lot of Texians, but it also inspired them because it added another inspirational line, "Remember the Goliad!".
  • Fuego!
  • Please spare us.
  • But what about my requests-?!
  • Noooo...
  • Hmmm..
  • The Battle of San Jacinto occurred in April 21, 1836. About 700-900 Texians fought against the 1200 Mexican troops of Santa Anna. While 700 Mexicans were killed in the Battle, the Texians suffered only 11 deaths on their side.  
  • Yaaaahh..
  • Attack!
  • Remember the Alamo!
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