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1 Rising Tensions in Mexican Texas
Causes of the Texas Revolution

2 Mexico gains independence from Spain.
1821 Mexico gains independence from Spain.

3 Anglo settlement begins in Texas.
1823 Anglo settlement begins in Texas.

4 1824 Coahuila y Tejas The new Mexican Constitution encourages settlement in Coahuila y Tejas.

5 1826 The Fredonian Rebellion ends quickly.
The flag of the short-lived Fredonian Republic.

6 Mier y Terán warns Mexico that Texan settlers could rebel.
1828 Mier y Terán warns Mexico that Texan settlers could rebel.

7 Mier y Teran wrote this about American immigrants to Texas:
“[A]mong these foreigners are fugitives from justice, honest laborers, vagabonds and criminals, but honorable and dishonorable alike travel with their political constitution in their pockets, demanding the privileges, authority, and officers which such a constitution guarantees.”

8 Mexico bans slavery. Texans protest.
1829

9 1830 President Bustamante’s Decree of April 6th, 1830, tries to get Texas back under Mexico’s control.

10 1831 A customs house is established in Anahuac. vv
George Fisher, Anahuac’s unpopular tax collector

11 Turtle Bayou Resolutions Law office of William B. Travis
Anahuac disturbance 1832 Battle of Velasco Turtle Bayou Resolutions Law office of William B. Travis Remains of Fort Anahuac

12 The Conventions of 1832 and 1833 are held in Texas.
Letter to Mexican president asking for statehood.

13 Santa Anna becomes president.
1833

14 Stephen F. Austin is jailed for treason against Mexico.

15 A second Anahuac disturbance leads to calls for a Consultation.
1835 A second Anahuac disturbance leads to calls for a Consultation. Attendees at the 1835 Consultation.

16 PICTURE CREDITS Stephen F. Austin Wagon Nacogdoches courthouse Stephen F. Austin View of Mexico City Santa Anna Members of the Consultation Law office of William B. Travis Turtle Bayou Resolutions George Fisher View of Colonial Mexico Remains of Fort Anahuac William Wharton’s letter from the Convention of 1832


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