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Texas Revolution


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The Texas revolution is important because it allowed us to break away and become what we are today

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Texas Revolution

  1. 1. Texas Revolution Powerpoint Conversation: None Help: Raise hand Movement: yes, to see board only Activity: Notes over presentation
  2. 2. Events that led to the RevolutionFredonian Rebellion: – The Edwards brothers took over Nachadoches and claimed it was independent of Mexico. – This made Mexico scared that Anglos were trying to take over Texas. Mier Y Teran Report Mexico sent Mier y Teran into Texas to observe conditions, he found that Anglos outnumbered Mexicans in Texas 10-1
  3. 3. Events that led to the RevolutionLaw of April 6, 1830 – Mexico passed the law of April 6, 1830 in response to the Mier y Teran report. – Said that there was to be no immigration from the U.S. into Texas, and that slavery was outlawed – Santa Anna also created a Centralist government where he had all the power Stephen F. Austin’s Arrest: he was arrested for writing a letter Mexico considered treasonous and was imprisoned for several years
  4. 4. People of the Texas Revolution• Sam Houston: Leader of the Texas Army• Santa Anna: Leader of the Mexican Army• George Childress: Led the convention of 1836 and created the Texas Declaration of Independence• Lorenzo de Zavala: Was a Mexican who came to Texas to escape Santa Anna’s power and help the Texans. He helped write the Texas Constitution• James Fannin: Commanded men in the Texas army at Goliad• Juan Seguin: Fought at the Alamo, and recruited help for William B. Travis
  5. 5. Battle of Gonzalez First battle of the Texas Revolution Battle over cannon that was at Gonzales Colonists fought Mexican soldiers who wanted cannon back Showed colonists defiance
  6. 6. The Alamo • March 1836 • 13 days of fighting • A victory for the Mexican soldiers • Considered a turning point in Texas history • “Remember the Alamo” became the chant of Texans during the
  7. 7. The Alamo Grounds
  8. 8. The Alamo Battleground • Spanned more then 3 acres in 1836 • About 200-250 Texas defenders died at the Alamo • Around 60-100 Mexican casualties • 1 Texan for every
  9. 9. William B. Travis• Commanded the Texans against Mexican forces at the Alamo• Was one of the first defenders to die
  10. 10. Travis’ Letter • Travis wrote the letter shortly after the siege began • The letter desperately called for more volunteers • Now is labeled the “Most Heroic Document in Texas History”
  11. 11. Fighting at Refugio • Colonel James Fannin commanded about 300 men • They set out when 1 of their wagons broke and they were short on supplies • Urrea’s army arrived and Kings men were discovered and Killed
  12. 12. Coleto Creek/Goliad massacre • Fannin couldn’t get to San Antonio with Urrea so close. • Fannin’s 300 men were out numberd by Urrea’s army • Mexico took the men and marched them to Goliad where they were shot and killed
  13. 13. Runaway Scrape • Texans fled eastward from Santa Ana’s army in fear Santa Ana would kill them
  14. 14. Battle of San Jacinto • Last battle of the Texas Revolution • Sam Houston lead the Texas army and captured Santa Ana napping • Def Smith burned down Vincent’s bridge so that the Mexican army could not retreat
  15. 15. Convention of 1836• Delegates gathered at Washington on the Brazos• On March 2, 1836 the delegates declared Texas independent from Mexico, making the Republic of Texas, making Texas its own country
  16. 16. Declaration of Independence• A committee led by George Childress wrote the first draft of the declaration.• Modeled after the U.S. declaration• Listed complaints- right to revolution, against central government, and proclaimed independence• Signed by Zavala- only Tejano to sign
  17. 17. Treaty of Velasco• Ad Interim president David Burnet forced Santa Ana to sign a secret treaty stating he promised to work for Mexico’s recognition of Texas’s independence• Boundary between the nations was set at the Rio Grande• Once signed Santa Ana was released to go back to Mexico and told not to enter Texas again