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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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