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Texas Revolution

  1. 1. Michael Kreamer
  2. 2. Traveling to Texas <ul><li>Greedy Americans continued to migrate west to the appealing land of Texas. </li></ul><ul><li>Texas was controlled by Mexico after they won their independence in 1821. </li></ul><ul><li>By 1835 Texas consisted of Mexicans and Texas-Americans, who numbered around 30,000. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Tensions Mount <ul><li>Trouble grew between the Mexicans and Texans over the issues of slavery, immigration, and local rights. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Sam Houston’s Leadership <ul><li>Former Governor of Tennesse. </li></ul><ul><li>Took a pledge of temperance after being known as “Big Drunk” by Arkansas Indians. </li></ul><ul><li>Migrated to Texas and became an influential leader in the movement for Texas independence. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Fighting Breaks Out <ul><li>Texas declared independence in 1836. </li></ul><ul><li>Santa Anna, the Mexican dictator, led 6,000 men into Texas and began </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Alamo <ul><li>Most recognizable battle of The Texas Revolution. </li></ul><ul><li>400 Americans were put under siege and eventually killed by Santa Anna. </li></ul><ul><li>Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie became legends after their deaths at the Alamo. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Houston’s Strategic Retreat <ul><li>Houston continued to retreat from Santa Anna’s charging army. </li></ul><ul><li>Houston turned at San Jacinto and surprised the Mexicans. </li></ul><ul><li>The Texans wiped out the Mexican army and captured Santa Anna. </li></ul>
  8. 8. Texan Independence <ul><li>The Texans forced Santa Anna to sign two treaties. </li></ul><ul><li>The treaties forced the withdrawal of Mexican troops and recognized the Rio Grande as the extreme southwestern border between Texas and Mexico. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Impacts of the Texas Revolution <ul><li>An independent Texas desired annexation with the United States and many of the American people felt that Texas should join as well. </li></ul><ul><li>Slavery held back the annexation of Texas into the union. </li></ul><ul><li>Texas was an independent country until its annexation into the Union in 1845. </li></ul>

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