Stephen F. Austin carried on his father's dream and got the land in Texas from the Mexicans after some negotiations.
If you want the land, you have to become a Mexican citizen and only have hardworking people with you.
Ok sounds good.
Tensions began to rise in Texas as Americans complained that all official documents were in Spanish and that they didn't want to take orders from the Mexican government. Tejanos complained that Americans came without asking.
You came uninvited!!!
We don't want to be ruled by the Mexican government.
William Travis, Stephen F. Austin, and many other fellow Americans were done with all this and decided to revolt.
We need a Revolution!!!
After that, a war broke out. One of the battles was at the Alamo in San Antonio. At this battle, the Mexican Army overpowered the Americans and killed every one of the defenders.
The rest of the army retreated and staged a surprise attack on the Mexican army. This was led by Sam Houston. They led the Mexicans away from their bases and attacked early in the morning.
We'll leave you alone if you leave Texas.
When the war was won, Texas was officially added to the united States of America.