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Texas Independence. By: Brittany Pullen. The Alamo. Because of the lose of San Antonio; Santa Anna was furious and started the Alamo. The Texans only had about 180 people to face Santa Anna’s several thousand. After a fierce fight the Texans were executed. General Santa Anna.

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texas independence

Texas Independence

By: Brittany Pullen

the alamo
The Alamo
  • Because of the lose of San Antonio; Santa Anna was furious and started the Alamo.
  • The Texans only had about 180 people to face Santa Anna’s several thousand.
  • After a fierce fight the Texans were executed.
general santa anna
General Santa Anna
  • President of Mexico.
  • Agrees to the first request of the Texans which is remove the band on settlers.
  • Named himself dictator and overthrew Mexico’s constitution of 1824.
davy crockett
Davy Crockett
  • Arrived with a band of sharpshooters.
  • A brave leader in the Alamo.
william b travis
William B. Travis
  • The Commander
  • Was only 23 years old, but was determined to hold his position as Commander.
  • Sent messages out through Mexican lines.
sam houston
Sam Houston
  • Commander in Chief of the Texas forces.
  • Came to Texas in 1832
  • Raised among the Cherokee people
  • He became a solider with Andrew Jackson fighting against the Creek people.
why did this happen
Why Did This Happen?
  • They placed a tax on imported goods which angered the Texans.
  • The Mexican government issued a decree that stopped all immigration from the U.S.
  • The colonists who held slaves were uneasy about the Mexican governments plan to end slavery.
independent mexico
Independent Mexico
  • Opened Santa Fe to American trade in 1821.
  • The 900-mile Santa Fe Trail from Missouri was loaded with wagons and goods.
  • The Mexican war started in 1846, the U.S. dominated New Mexico’s economy that the governor did not resist.
texas declaration of independence
Texas Declaration Of Independence

The Texans were:

  • Deprived of freedom of religion.

They now have the:

  • Right to trial by jury.
  • Right to bear arms.
  • Right to petition.
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