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battle of gonzalez - Treaty of Velasco

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  • Battle of Gonzales (Oct 2, 1835)
  • Come and Take it!
  • Siege and Fall of the Alamo 1836
  • Convention of 1836
  • On October 2, 1835 the first military engagment of the Texas Revolution between the Texans and Mexican Army began. It was about citizens who wouldn't give up a cannon. They flew a flag that said "Come and Take It." It lasted only a few minutes and Texas won. It proved to Santa Anna and the Mexican Army that Texas was not afraid to fight.
  • Battle at Coleto Creek & Goliad Massacre
  • Santa Anna showed up in San Antonio and ordered a 13 day military siege of the Alamo. On February 24, 1836 William B. Travis wrote a plea for help at the Alamo. On March 6, 1836 Mexican troops attacked the Alamo Mission and killed all of the Texan defenders.
  • Battle of San Jacinto
  • At this convention, the delegates met with officials to create and sign the Texas Declaration of Independence and the Texas Constitution. George Childress was the the main author but received help from the others as well.
  • Treaty of Velasco
  • In February of 1836, General José de Urrea led some of the Mexican army troops up the Gulf Coast of Mexican Texas toward Goliad, where a large force of soldiers from the Texian Army were given order by Colonel James W. Fannin. General Jose executed over 300 men by burning their bodies then tossing them off to the side, this included James Fannin. As brutal as this event was, it sparked an inspiration to other Texian soliders to carry on the fight.
  • Sam Houston took on Santa Anna at San Jacinto river. Houston used a strategy for the surprise attack on Mexican troops. This resulted in 700 Mexicans dead and 730 Mexican prisoners.
  • Treaties of Velasco ended war between Mexico and Texas, Santa Anna would not take up arms against Texas, Mexican forces with withdraw beyond the Rio Grande, Prisoners would return to their homes, Mexcians would return all captured property, and Texas leaders would return Santa Anna to mexico.
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