Who received the first land grant in 1821?
Moses Austin died before he could what? Who takes over?
Bring people to settle in Texas
Moses's son. Stephen.
Stephen Austin recruited how many families? what were they called? What did they do?
300 American families
Settle along the Brazos River
What were 3 of the rules Americans had to follow in order to live in Texas?
Pledge loyalty to Mexico
Do not own slaves
What were two of the things that Mexicans did because they were getting upset by so many people?
Put a tariff on U. S. goods
Planned to end slavery
Who became the dictator of Mexico? Who did he jail?
General Santa Anna
Texas War for...
Mexican tried to seize American cannon at which town?
The town of Gonzales
Texans decorated the cannon with what saying?
Come and get it!!
Who did the Texans drive back?
Texans called on whom to join what?
Volunteers ( University of Tennessee)
To join their fight for independence
Battle of the...
What two famous Americans were at the Battle of the Alamo?
What happened on March 6,1836?
Mexicans launched an all-out attack.
At the Alamo, the Mexicans attacked how? They killed everyone except who? What did they do with the dead bodies?
Went over the Alamo walls.
Killed everyone except a few women and children
Burned the bodies
Who becomes the Commander-in-Chief of the Texans?
What happened at the town of goliad?
Mexicans executed 300 Americans for no reason.
What two phrases became battle cries at the Battle of San Jacinto?
Remeber the Alamo!
What kind of surprise attack did the Texans have on the Mexicans?
The attacked them while the Mexicans were taking a siesta (nap).
How many soldiers did the Texans kill?
How many did they capture? Who was included in this?
Santa Anna signed a treaty recognizing what? When was it signed?
May 14, 1836
The Lone Star...
Who was elected president of the Lone Star Republic?
What did Texas ask the U. S? Why did Congress not approve?
They asked to become a state,
It would upset the balance of slave and free states in Congress.
How long is Texas its own country? What was this country called?
The Lone Star Republic
What date did Texas FINALLY become a state?
December 29, 1845
Know how to answer some of these questions in paragraph form for the quiz. (Mrs. McManis's advice) :)
Battle of the Alamo
The Mexican army reached a small mission called the Alamo in the middle of a small settlement in San Antonio. The Texans only had a cannon and little gun powder. Also, they only had 150 soldiers to fight against the 4,000 mexicans. 32 soldiers were later added to the Texans. Among those soldiers were Davy Crockett, Jim Bowie, and the 25 year old commander, William Travis. For 12 days, the defenders of the Alamo kept Santa Anna's army at bay with rifle fire. On March 6, 1836, the Mexicans launched an all-out attack. They climbed over the walls and killed everyone except a few women and children, and then he burned all the dead bodies. This included Jim Bowie, William Travis, and maybe Davy Crockett. The Americans were furious! Santa Anna responded with saying,"The Texans fought more like devils than men!"
Battle of San Jacinto
In the Battle of San Jacinto, two battle cries were formed. They were "Remember the Alamo!" and "Remember Goliad!" The Texans were out numbered 800 to 1,300, so they decided to have a surprise attack. They waited until the Mexicans took their siesta. (nap) The Texans ended up killing 600 soldiers, and they captured 700 including Santa Anna. Santa Ana later signed a treaty recognizing Texas's independence on May 14, 1836.
The Lone Star Republic
The Lone Star Republic is what they called Texas when it was its own country. Sam Houston was elected president of this country. Texas asked the U.S congress if they could become a state in the U.S, but they said no. They declined this request because it would upset the balance of free and slave states in Congress. Texas was its own country for nine years until they finally became a state one December 29, 1845.