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William Barret Travis
lawyer and soldier he commanded the Republic of Texas forces at the Battle of the Alamo
Battle of Gonzales
caused by the Mexicans trying to take a cannon used for defense against Indian attacks. People put a banner that said "Come And Take It" on the cannon. Battle showed Texas was willing to fight Mexico
the action of an armed force that surrounds a fortified place and isolates it while continuing to attack
a meeting deciding if Texas should be peaceful, or declare Texas independent (they decided to declare independence)
Battle of the Alamo
very important event. Texas lost. defenders: James Bowie, David Crockett, William B. Travis
a survey made for military purposes; any kind of preliminary inspection or examination
Texan politician and military leader who fought to gain independence for Texas from Mexico and to annex it to the United States
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