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Title: Texas Revolution


1
Texas Revolution
  • Chapter 14

2
Previously in
American History
3
  • Moses Austin was granted permission to start a
    colony in Texas by the Spanish - empresario
  • Mexicans gained their independence from Spain and
    the land grant became useless
  • Stephen Austin got permission from the Mexicans
    to continue with the colony but new rules were
    added

4
The Rules
  • You had to become a Mexican Citizen
  • You had to become Catholic
  • 3. You could not have slaves

5
Now the exciting conclusion
6
Meet Stephen Austin
NO NOT THAT ONE!
7
The Beginning of the Revolt
  • Americans did not like following Mexican laws
    (especially anti-slavery)
  • The Mexicans began to crack down on the Americans
  • Austin Went to Mexico City to meet with Santa
    Anna

The Real Stephen Austin
8
Santa Anna meets with Austin
Austin is jailed for a year
9
The War Begins!
10
Sam Houston
  • One of the only men with military experience, he
    was picked to lead the Texan army

11
The Alamo
12
  • Troops at the Alamo were led by William Travis
  • Troops consisted of 183 volunteers
  • Their job was to delay the Mexicans so Houston
    could raise an army
  • After attacking for 12 days Santa Anna sent in
    1,800 men
  • All of the Texans were killed except for Susanna
    Dickinson, her child, and a slave

Jim Bowie
William Travis
13
Remember the Alamo became a rally cry for the
Texans
14
Battle of San Jacinto
  • Santa Anna attacked the Texans by the San Jacinto
    River
  • In 18 minutes the Texans killed half of the
    Mexicans
  • Santa Anna was captured and forced to sign a
    treaty
  • Texas was now independent

15
The Lone Star Republic
  • Texas asked the United States to annex them
  • The US did not want to disrupt the balance
    between free and slave states
  • The US also did not want to anger Mexico
  • Andrew Jackson recognizes Texas on his last day
    as President
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