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Chapter 10.2 notes

  1. 1. Texas History Chapter 10.2: Tensions Grow
  2. 2. Conflicts at Anahuac <ul><li>New troops in Texas to enforce Law of April 6, 1830 </li></ul><ul><li>Conflict ensues between settlers and soldiers </li></ul>
  3. 3. Conflicts at Anahuac <ul><li>Fall 1830: Troops establish a fort at the mouth of the Trinity River on Galveston Bay </li></ul><ul><li>Anahuac: important immigration point and trade route </li></ul>
  4. 4. Conflicts at Anahuac <ul><li>Col. Juan David Bradburn commanded troops at fort </li></ul><ul><li>Francisco Madero, a surveyor, was approving land titles for settlers in the area </li></ul><ul><li>Feb 1831: Arrested by Bradburn </li></ul>
  5. 5. Conflicts at Anahuac <ul><li>Settlers angry </li></ul><ul><li>Bradburn disbands town government of Liberty and “borrows” slaves </li></ul>
  6. 6. Conflicts at Anahuac <ul><li>Bellwork discussion: </li></ul><ul><li>Imagine the school has passed a new rule saying all homework had to be turned in directly to Principal Moore. What do you think of this rule? How would you react to this rule? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Conflicts at Anahuac <ul><li>George Fisher: U.S. settler and Mexican customs official </li></ul><ul><li>Issues rule that all ships landing in Texas pay their customs duties at Anahuac </li></ul>
  8. 8. Conflicts at Anahuac <ul><li>Some ship captain ignored Fisher’s rule </li></ul><ul><li>Sent out soldiers, one soldier wounded </li></ul><ul><li>Austin: said the act was not one of disloyalty, but a problem with Fisher </li></ul>
  9. 9. Conflicts at Anahuac <ul><li>Texans were unpleased with George Fisher’s performance as a customs collector. </li></ul><ul><li>Bradburn arrests several citizens, including William B. Travis & Patrick Jack, enraging Texans </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Turtle Bayou Resolutions <ul><li>William Jack, brother of Patrick Jack, rallies townspeople </li></ul><ul><li>Townspeople demand release of prisoners </li></ul><ul><li>John Austin organizes a force of 150 and marches towards Anahuac </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Turtle Bayou Resolutions <ul><li>Gunfire exchanged </li></ul><ul><li>Bradburn agrees to release prisoners if settlers withdraw </li></ul><ul><li>Bradburn does not keep promise </li></ul>
  12. 12. The Turtle Bayou Resolutions <ul><li>Settlers withdraw to Turtle Bayou </li></ul><ul><li>John Austin goes to Brazoria to get a cannon </li></ul><ul><li>Drew up several resolutions </li></ul><ul><li>Resolution —statements of a group’s opinion </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Turtle Bayou Resolutions <ul><li>Declared the event was not a rebellion against Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Defending rights under the Constitution of 1824 </li></ul><ul><li>Supported General Antonio L ópez de Santa Anna who was trying to overthrow President Anastacio Bustamante </li></ul>
  14. 14. The Turtle Bayou Resolutions <ul><li>Bustamante taken complete control of the government </li></ul><ul><li>Most Texans supported Santa Anna in his struggle with Bustamante </li></ul>
  15. 15. The Battle of Velasco <ul><li>Mexican forces under the command of Col. Jos é de las Piedras arrive from Nacogdoches </li></ul><ul><li>Piedras blames Bradburn for the outbreak </li></ul><ul><li>Bradburn removed from his post and prisoners released </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Turtle Bayou Resolutions <ul><li>John Austin returns with the cannon </li></ul><ul><li>Unaware of what has happened </li></ul><ul><li>June 6, 1832: Mexican troops refuse to let Austin and company pass </li></ul><ul><li>Fighting breaks out </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Turtle Bayou Resolutions <ul><li>Texans defeat the Mexican forces. </li></ul><ul><li>Arrived in Anahuac triumphantly only to find the conflict settled </li></ul><ul><li>The Battle of Velasco could be called a mistake . </li></ul>
  18. 18. The Turtle Bayou Resolutions <ul><li>Mexican authority continued to grow stronger </li></ul><ul><li>Texans hoped that Santa Anna would be successful in ousting Bustamante </li></ul>