3Why are the Texans so mad at the Mexican Government? Warm upWhy are the Texans so mad at the Mexican Government?
4Learning TargetI can trace the developments of the Texas Revolution and find the significance of each.
5Research and Collaborate You and your partner are going to read about several events that led to Anglos wanting to rebel.Write a summary of the event on your chartOn the signal compare your summaries and decide on a significance (don’t write it yet!)All together we will decide what the significance of the event is and include it on the chart.
6Mexican Constitution 1824 Terms: Citizens must be Catholic Slaver is allowedCoahuila and Texas are 1 Mexican state3 branches of governmentLocal gov’t gets to make more laws for themselves
7SignificanceMexico is independent with a real constitution so it can be an organized country. Other countries around the world recognize it as independent from Spain.
8Fredonia Rebellion1st attempt by Anglos to free Texas from Mexican rule.Not successfulLed by Haden Edwards
9SignificanceMexico becomes afraid they will loose Texas.
10Decree (Law) of April 6, 1830 The terms of this law: Eliminated (stopped) more slaves from entering TejasStopped immigration from the U.S. (but not Mex. or Europe)Taxed US imports (brought into Tejas)What is one issue the Decree of 1830 did NOT change that the colonists might want changed?Freedom of religion – there was none…yet!
11SignificanceHow was this decree (law) an important link in the chain of events leading to the Texas Revolution?The Law of April 6, 1830 threatened the prosperity (wealth) of the colonies in Tejas.
12Mier y Teran General Mier y Teran was sent to investigate Texas Found too many Anglos in Texas (10:1)Found Anglos were not practicing the Catholic religionMexico needed more control over Texas
13SignificanceThis report led to the creation of the Decree of April 6, 1830 which made the Anglos afraid they would loose economic growth.
14“Coahuila cannot govern Tejas; and the latter [ Tejas] cannot remain, and will not remain in harmony or calmness united with the former [Coahuila].” Stephen F. Austin speaking to Vice President Gómez Farías in 1834(about the Law of 1830)Attempting to fix the problems caused by the Law of April 6, 1830, SFA made this statement.As a result he was arrested and placed in a Mexican jail.Which constitutional principle in the USA could have prevented this from happening?FREEDOM OF SPEECH
15Turtle Bayou Resolutions Texans wrote the Mexican gov’t a list of proposals :We are loyal to the Mexican gov’tWe support Santa Anna (new president)We want to follow the Consti of 1824Turtle Bayou
16SignificanceA group of colonists wrote down a promise of loyalty to the Mexican gov’tIs this enough? Why or Why not?Do you think the Mexican gov’t will believe the Anglo colonists? Why or why not?
17Convention of 1832The Turtle Bayou Resolutions had no effect and tensions increased.Texas colonists held an official convention in 1832There theyPledged support of Mex. Const. of 1824Asked to get rid of Law of April 6th, 1830Allow immigration from the U.S. againAsked for Tejas to be an indep. state
18SignificanceThis is an official meeting by the leaders of the Anglo colonists to promise loyalty to the Mexican gov’t.Is this enough? Why or Why not?Do you think the Mexican gov’t will believe the Anglo colonists? Why or why not?
19Convention of 1833Growing impatient colonists held another convention.In this convention they made the same requests as in 1832 …. BUT this time they wrote a constitution for a new Mexican state of ……………..TEXAS!
20This was TREASON! Significance How do you think the Mexican gov’t felt about the colonists writing a constitution for a state which would be separate Texas from Coahuila?The Mexican gov’t s thought this act of creating a constitution as defiance toward the Mexican gov’t.This wasTREASON!
21Austin’s ArrestAustin takes the Convention’s proposals to Santa Anna but has to wait too longAustin writes a letter to the colonists encouraging them to declare a separate state from Coahuila.Santa Anna views this as treason and has SFA thrown in jail
22SFA is treated so unfairly that the colonists are ready for war now! SignificanceSFA is treated so unfairly that the colonists are ready for war now!
23Click title for a quick review The Colonists Try!Click title for a quick review
24Ticket out the DoorDo you think the colonists in Tejas had enough reasons to start a revolution and overthrow the Mexican gov’t? Why or why not?Explain your answer using 3 specific historical examples to support your positioning.
28Learning TargetI can explain the significance of major battles in the Texas Revolution.
29Warm up“War is our only recourse. There is no other remedy. We must defend our rights, ourselves, and our country by force of arms.”Stephen F. AustinWhat kind of source is this? How do you know? Justify your answer.Do you agree or disagree with Austin’s quote?What is significant about Austin speaking these words instead of another colonist?
30Battles ResearchRotate through the centers to find out about each battle.Use the information on the readings, videos, and/or power points to help you understand each battle of the Texas Revolution.
32Reciprocal Teaching Activity You and your partner are going to read about the Battle of the Alamo. As you read, you need to highlight important facts about the battle.After reading, write down your summary and the significance of the battle, and create 2 questions for your partner to answer about the battle.Compare your summaries and ask your partner the 2 questions that you created over the eventThen collectively predict what you think will happen next in the Texas Revolution.
33Battle of GonzalesPlay video from beginning up until the 2 minute mark.
34Discussion Questions Why was the Mexican Army in Gonzales? Why do you think the colonists didn’t just give the cannon to the Mexican Army? What individual right do you think the colonists were trying to protect?Why is the Battle of Gonzales significant?
35Writing PromptHow do you think Mexico should respond to the events that took place at the Battle of Gonzales?
36The Alamo - Reading Santa Anna William B. Travis Jim Bowie Susanna DickinsonJuan Seguín
37Reciprocal Teaching Activity You and your partner are going to read about the Battle of the Alamo. As you read, you need to highlight important facts about the battle.After reading, write down your summary and the significance of the battle, and create 2 questions for your partner to answer about the battle.Compare your summaries and ask your partner the 2 questions that you created over the eventThen collectively predict what you think will happen next in the Texas Revolution.
39Discussion QuestionsWhat message was Santa Anna trying to send at the Battle of the Alamo?What were the results of the Battle of the Alamo?Why is the Battle of the Alamo significant?
40Writing PromptWhich battle was more significant; the battle of Gonzales or the battle of the Alamo? Explain your answer.
41Warning, Alarming, Defending Started the Texas Revolution Battle CinquainLine 1: Name of the major battleLine 2: two words to describe the battleLine 3: three action words (-ing) to summarize the battleLine 4: four-word summary of the significance of the battleLine 5: one-word synonym for the battleGonzalesShort, NecessaryWarning, Alarming, DefendingStarted the Texas RevolutionFirstExample
42__________ wanted ________ but then _______ so ___________. SWBTSUsing 1 of the battles studied today, complete the following summary stem.__________ wanted ________ but then _______ so ___________.
43SWBTSUsing 1 of the battles we studied today, complete the following summary stem.______wanted _________ but then_________________________ so _______________.Travismore menhe was trapped at the Alamohe sent a letter