Four days before the battle of the Alamo Texas delegates had met to declare their independence from Mexico. Two weeks later they had created the new Texas constitution.
I can finally say as a delegation we have brought to our people independence from mexico.
In order to finally eliminate santa anna as a threat to the new texas general Sam Houston retreated eastward. This made the troops of mexico careless in their settling places. this unfortunate mistake led to the day of april 22, 1863, the battle of San Jacinto. with mexicans caught off guard a american victory sealed the fate for santa anna and his troops forced to retreat completely out of the texas territory.