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Chapter 14: Texas Faces Foreign Challenges Section 2: Conflict with Mexico

Chapter 14: Texas Faces Foreign Challenges Section 2: Conflict with Mexico

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Chapter 14: Texas Faces Foreign Challenges Section 2: Conflict with Mexico

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  1. Chapter 14: Texas Faces Foreign ChallengesSection 2: Conflict with Mexico

  2. Thinking Question Imagine you are the leader of Mexico, what are some policies you might have towards Texas following the Texas Revolution?

  3. Santa Fe Expedition • Texas claimed Rio Grande as southern border • Mexico contested this claim • Lamar wanted to expand trade and Texas influence

  4. Santa Fe Expedition • June 1841: Lamar sends 320 people to Santa Fe • Santa Fe expedition sent to expand Texas control in the West • Hugh McLeod—leader of the Santa Fe expedition

  5. Santa Fe Expedition • Experienced hardships: Indian attacks and ran low on food and water • Wagons got stuck near Caprock • Divides soldiers

  6. Santa Fe Expedition • Oct 1841: Captured by Mexican forces • Marched 1200 miles to Mexico City • Imprisoned until following April

  7. Santa Fe Expedition • Jose Navarro sentenced to death • Later escaped • 60 Texans died Jose Antonio Navarro

  8. The Texas Navy • Sept 1841: Lamar sends Navy to Yucatan coast • Rebels agreed to pay $8000/month for use of Texas Navy Texas Navy Flag

  9. The Texas Navy • Lamar used the Texas Navy to pressure Mexico for recognition • 1841: Sam Houston becomes president and orders navy home • Houston tries to sell the navy

  10. The Archives War • Mexican leaders upset with actions of the Lamar administration • 1842: General Ráfael Vásquez enters Texas • Attacks San Antonio, Goliad, Refugio, & Victoria

  11. The Archives War • Texans panic & fear an attack on Austin • Houston orders archives be removed • Austin residents oppose move

  12. The Archives War • Archives War—struggle over attempt to move government record from Austin to Houston in 1842 Depiction of Archives War

  13. The Archives War • Angelina Eberly—leader in the Archives War Angelina Eberly statue in Austin

  14. The Archives War • Sept 1842: Mexico invades Texas again • Adrián Woll—Mexican general who captured San Antonio in September 1842 • Texans forced Woll to retreat

  15. The Mier Expedition • Texans angry about attacks • Alexander Somervell—general sent by Houston to pursue General Woll • Recapture soldiers taken by General Woll

  16. The Mier Expedition • Reach Rio Grande • Realizes he does not have enough supplies or soldiers • Orders troops home

  17. The Mier Expedition • 300 of 750 soldiers disobey and decide to invade Mexico • Mier expedition—an invasion of Mexico by rebellious Texas troops in 1842 • Dec 23, 1842: Texans enter Mier and demand supplies

  18. The Mier Expedition • Supplies do not arrive • Texans storm town • 900 Mexican soldiers waiting for them

  19. The Mier Expedition • 100 Mexicans, 30 Texans killed • Texans surrender • Mexican commander ignores order to execute prisoners

  20. The Mier Expedition • Prisoners marched to Mexico City • Santa Anna orders every 10th prisoner shot • Prisoners draw beans Drawing Beans

  21. The Mier Expedition • Black bean = death (blindfolded & shot) • White Bean = no punishment • September 1844: last of the prisoners released Execution of Mier Expedition participants

  22. The Mier Expedition • Britain & France worked to restore peace between Texas & Mexico • An independent Texas would slow U.S. expansion British Flag French Flag

  23. The Mier Expedition • Spring 1845: British presents Mexican government with a document recognizing Texas independence • Texas agrees not to be annexed • Agreement only preliminary

  24. The Mier Expedition • Mexico agreed to proposal • Wished to prevent U.S. expansion • Texans have a choice

  25. Texas Mexico