The Road to Revolution. Chapter 10 Guided Notes. Texas Under Mexico’s Rule. In 1824, Mexico adopted the Constitution of 1824 which established a federal government.
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Chapter 10 Guided Notes
“The colonists in Texas will not be Mexicans more than in name”
– An American newspaper in 1825
President Vicente Guerrero
5 W’s of Anahuac
Who: Hundreds of Troops stationed in Texas to enforce the Law of April 6, 1830 . A rebellion made of townspeople was led by the brother of an arrested man.
What: Tensions were rising in Anahuac between Texans and Mexican officials
Where: Anahuac- an important trade route and immigration point at the mouth of the Trinity River on Galveston Bay
When: In the 1830’s after the Law of April 6, 1830 was passed
Why: Import taxes/control of trade as well as the arresting of several Texans
5 W’s of The Turtle Bayou Resolutions
Anastacio Bustamante- Mexico’s President from 1830 to 1832 after overthrowing and killing President Vicente Guerrero.
He took complete control of Mexico which did not comply with the Constitution of 1824
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna- Led a revolt against President Bustamante and was successful. He was elected President in 1833.
He had the support of Texas as well as much of Mexico. They all hoped he would restore the constitution.
Why 2? - many delegates did not attend the first convention leading to second conventionThe Convention of 1832/1833
Elected President of Mexico in 1833.
Texans hoped he would…
Constitution of 1824
Enforce because its federalists principles gave Texas strong local control.
1. What led Colonists to write the Turtle Bayou Resolutions?
- Several Texans were arrested in Anahuac leading to a march and exchange of gunfire. The townspeople wrote the Resolutions to explain their rebellion.
2. What impact did the Constitution of 1824 have on events in Texas?
- This made many Texans support Santa Anna’s hopes of overthrowing the government. The constitution was not being followed under the original govt. and limited the power given to the states.
1. What role did government regulation of trade play in the growing conflict between Texans and the Mexican government?
2. How did Santa Anna’s decision to set aside the Constitution of 1824 and create a centralist government affect Texas?
3. How do you think the problems facing a young nation like the Republic of Mexico affected its policies toward Texas?