In 1833, Stephen F. Austin traveled to Mexico to ask the government to reopen Texas to immigration. The new head of the Mexican government, General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, was a power-hungry dictator. General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna put Stephen F. Austin in jail.
The Texans take over the Alamo.General Santa Anna raised a black flag that meant expect no mercy. When the Texans were told to surrender, Travis answered with a cannon shot.
Texas Wins It's Independence
William Travis sent messengers to other towns. He proclaimed "Victory or Death". The reinforcements never came though.
To Annex Texas or Not
Mexicans pounded on the Alamo with cannon balls. The Texans tried to fight back with a rifle fire. Santa Anna decided to kill every man at the Alamo filled Texans.
Houston's only hope was to retreat eastern. Sam Houston hoped to make it more difficult for the general to supply his army and maintain its battle.
The Republic of Texas earned the nickname the Lone Star Republic. Texas remained independent for 10 years.