Presentation on theme: "Texas Independence By: Brittany Pullen. The Alamo Because of the lose of San Antonio; Santa Anna was furious and started the Alamo. The Texans only had."— Presentation transcript:
The Alamo Because of the lose of San Antonio; Santa Anna was furious and started the Alamo. The Texans only had about 180 people to face Santa Anna’s several thousand. After a fierce fight the Texans were executed.
General Santa Anna President of Mexico. Agrees to the first request of the Texans which is remove the band on settlers. Named himself dictator and overthrew Mexico’s constitution of 1824.
Davy Crockett Arrived with a band of sharpshooters. A brave leader in the Alamo.
William B. Travis The Commander Was only 23 years old, but was determined to hold his position as Commander. Sent messages out through Mexican lines.
Sam Houston Commander in Chief of the Texas forces. Came to Texas in 1832 Raised among the Cherokee people He became a solider with Andrew Jackson fighting against the Creek people.
Why Did This Happen? They placed a tax on imported goods which angered the Texans. The Mexican government issued a decree that stopped all immigration from the U.S. The colonists who held slaves were uneasy about the Mexican governments plan to end slavery.
Independent Mexico 1. Opened Santa Fe to American trade in 1821. 2. The 900-mile Santa Fe Trail from Missouri was loaded with wagons and goods. 3. The Mexican war started in 1846, the U.S. dominated New Mexico’s economy that the governor did not resist.
Texas Declaration Of Independence The Texans were: 1. Deprived of freedom of religion. They now have the: 1. Right to trial by jury. 2. Right to bear arms. 3. Right to petition.