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Stephen F. Austin

established a colony of American settlers in Tejas (Texas)

land grant

a gift of public land to an individual or organization

Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

Mexican president, 1833, revoked local posers in Texas and other Mexican states leading to rebellion by Texas citizens

Texas Revolution

1836, rebellion in which Texas gained its independence from Mexico


a mission and fort in San Antonio, TX where Mexican forces massacred rebellious Texans, 1836

Sam Houston

commander of the army of Texas that fought for Texas' independence from Mexico, defeated the Spanish at the battle of San Jacinto shouting "Remember the Alamo!"

Republic of Texas

the nation established in 1836 when American settlers in the Mexican province of Tejas declared and ought for their independence, "Lone Star Republic"

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