We do not need a war, we should work with them to find a solution. We can not waste resources on this dispute.
What do those Mexicans know about us, we're completely different.
We need a war to show that we will not respect those bastards!
What if we lose?
I'd like to warn you, Sam Houston don't give much mercy.
It's October 2, 1935, in Gonzalez. Colonel Agartechea and 100 Mexican troops have arrived to take back something that can not be trusted with the Texans, a cannon. The Texans will defeat the Mexicans and keep the cannon. This will excite Texans about the outbreak of war with Mexico.
Get in line to sign the Texas Declaration of Independence!
Many believe that the cost of a war would be massive and others think that a war is completely necessary. They soon decide to declare independence on November 7, 1835 and elect Henry Smith as governor and Sam Houston as commander-in-chief.
Santa Anna and his troops arrive and attack the Alamo. The Texans were defeated in a harsh battle, Davy Crockett was one of the last to survive and was executed after asking Santa Anna to surrender. Even though they lost, this helped fuel the rage of the Texans to fight harder.
The Republic of Texas
Long live the Republic of Texas!
George Childress drafts the Texas Declaration of Independence which will soon be signed by 59 delegates. It is based on the U.S. declaration written by Thoms Jefferson 60 years earlier.
After taking a long retreat west, Sam Houston found a perfect spot for their winning battle. The Batlle of San Jacinto was a memorable one, 700 Mexican troops died compared to the approx. 9 deaths of Texans. Santa Anna surrendered and agreed to the terms of the Texans.
Remember the Alamo!
With their victory at San Jacinto in April 1836, Texas had now gained independence from Mexico. They needed a leader and held an election, Mirabeau B. Lamar ran against Sam Houston and Houston won. they had many problems, lots of land, little settlers, Indians and debt. The Republic of Texas would only live for 10 years until they are annexed into the U.S.