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Stephen F Austin

Worked to bring Americans to Texas as long as they agreed to follow Mexican laws

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I'm 1821 when Mexico won its independence what happened to its settlement rules

Changed them

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Settlement rules in Mexico

If u wanted to settle in Texas, you had to become a Mexican citizen and a member of the Roman Catholic Church

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Old three hundred

Stephen F Austin; original families to settle in Texas with Austin

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Since Texas refused to follow Mexican laws and expressed their values of independence what happened

Mexico closed its border and didn't allow Americans to continue their settlement

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Who did Austin attempt to negotiate with

Santa Anna(Mexican president)

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When did Texas declare their independence

March 2, 1836

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Battle of Gonzales

September 1835; Santa Anna sent his troops to capture a cannon at Gonzales. The Mexicans were defeated by the Texans who later captured the Alamo as well(Come and take it flag)

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When was the battle of Gonzales

September 1835

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When was the battle of the Alamo

February 23,1836

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Alamo

Santa Anna led his army north to San Antonio. Texas has a small force of men defending the Alamo. Santa Anna laid seige to the Alamo with over 2,000 troops for 13 days. On the last day, Santa Anna attached the Alamo. All but 5 men were killed.

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William Travis and Jim Bowie

Led a group of about 200 men who stayed to defend the Alamo

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Juan seguin

Led a group of tejanos and was sent to get help( too late)

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Significance of the Alamo

The Alamo itself wasn't a big loss for Texans. It was not a strategic place to defend. However it would be a major rallying cry for the revolution that would last until the battle of San Jacinto

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San Houston

Commander of the Texas Army. After the battle of the Alamo, Houston began to "run away" from a major battle with Santa Anna. He would take. Stand at the San Jacinto River

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Goliad

Before the showdown at San Jacinto, the Mexican army captured a portion of the Texan army and executed all 300 of them

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When was the battle of San Jacinto

April 21,1836

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Battle of San Jacinto

Remember the Alamo; remember Goliad; the Texans attacked the Mexican army in the early afternoon. The Texans caught them by surprise and routed the Mexican army. Santa Anna was captured trying to leave the battlefield. He was forced to sign a document giving Texas its freedom(treaty of velasco)

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Treaty of Velasco

When Santa Anna was forced to sign a treaty giving Texas freedom

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Texas declared itself independent from Mexico and established itself as a______________

Republic

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Who was elected the president of the republic of Texas

Houston; he established an army and navy

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When Texas wanted to be a state

In 1836, Texas asked congress to become a state. Fearing that Texas would become a slave state and questions over legitimacy of their independence, the US congress refused.

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How long was Texas its own country for

10 years

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Empresarios

People who tried to bring settlers to the US