first president of Texas republic
pioneer who helped settle Texas territory, secretary of state for Texas republic
Mexican president and Chief General, captured the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas
Battle of the Alamo
battle in San Antonio, TX at Fort Alamo, Texas-Americans all died when Mexican soldiers attacked under Santa Anna.
the Massacre that took place after the Alamo, led by the Mexicans to kill prisoners. This made Texans more determined than ever to defeat Mexico.
Battle of San Jacinto
The final battle of the Texas revolution that resulted in the defeat of the Mexican army and independence for Texas! US forces were led by Sam Houston.
Battle of Palo Alto
First major battle of Mexican American War, fought in Texas, neither side could claim victory.
Battle of Buena Vista
SUCCESS! In this battle, Zachery Taylor defeated the Mexicans when fighting for the Rio Grande River
Treaty of Guadelupe Hidalgo
A treaty that ended the Mexican War and gave the United States much of Mexico's northern territory. U.S. paid Mexico $15 million.
1803 purchase of the Louisiana territory from France. Made by Jefferson, this doubled the size of the US. Part of this land was near Texas.
Lewis and Clark
Two explorers sent by the president to explore the Louisiana Purchase - made Americans more excited to explore the new territory and to gain more land for the U.S.
Battle of Monterrey
SUCCESS! US defeats Mexico in this battle.
Elected president in 1844, a big fan of Manifest Destiny, declared war on Mexico in 1846.