The purpose of the Texas Revolution was for the American colonists to secure the Independence of Texas.
The Texas Revolution was fought between the years 1835-1836 by settlers in Texas against Mexico’s government. At that time, Texas was part of Mexico and was ruled under the dictatorship of Santa Anna. Colonists were allowed to settle in Texas as long as they swore allegiance to Mexico
The colonists that settled in Texas ignored the Mexican laws and officials, including the restrictions on owning or importing slaves.
The Mexican government tried to impose its regulations on the Texans but the Texans protested and then the protests turned into rebellion.
Britain was very interested in Texas’ Independence because it would check the southward surge of American growth and because they thought if they could influence Texas against America and foreign powers could move into the New World and challenge the Monroe Document.
Britain also saw great economic opportunity in Texas; they believed that Texas could be an important free-trade area and also the plains of Texas could be used as great cotton-producing areas.
Battle of San Antonio
Battle of the Alamo
Battle at Goliad
Battle of San Jancinto
Mexican army surrenders- March 2, 1836
Texas won the war and officially declared their independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836. They created a provisional government which they were governed under until 1845 when Texas became part of the U.S.