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1 Texas Revolution By: Erika Liebel

2 Battle of Gonzales October 2, 1835- 1st battle of the Texas Revolution
Texians take Mexican cannon Col John Moore & Col Domingo de Ugartechea Texians buried cannon – Come & take it Mexicans retreated

3 Constitutional Convention of 1836
March 1, 1836 54 Delegates Washington-on-the-Brazos Declaration of Independence written by George Childress Wrote the Constitution of 1836 Created an interim government

4 Battle of the Alamo February 13 - March 6, 1836
LTC William B. Travis v. Gen Santa Anna Texians die Travis's famous letter Prisoners executed & burned after surrender Survivors; Susanna Dickinson & baby Angelina, Joe Travis Travis, Bowie, Crockett defend Alamo against Houston's orders

5 Travis's Letter To the People of Texas & all Americans in the world Fellow Citizens & Compatriots I am besieged by a thousand or more of the Mexicans under Santa Anna. I have sustained a continual bombardment & cannonade for 24 hours & have not lost a man. The enemy has demanded a surrender at discretion, otherwise the garrison are to be put to the sword if the fort is taken. I have answered the demand with a cannon shot, and our flag still waves proudly from the walls. I shall never surrender nor retreat. Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism, & of everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid with all dispatch. The enemy is receiving reinforcements daily & will no doubt increase to three or four thousand in four or five days. If this call is neglected, I am determined to sustain myself as long as possible & die like a soldier who never forgets what is due to his own honor & that of his Country. Victory or Death William Barret Travis Lt. Col. Comdt. P. S. The Lord is on our side.when the enemy appeared in sight we had not three bushels of corn. We have since found in deserted houses 80 or 90 bushels & got into the walls 20 or 30 head of Beeves. Travis

6 Why is it important? Measure of courage
Willing to die for what he believed in

7 Massacre at Goliad March 27, 1836 Col Fannin v. Gen Santa Anna
Col Fannin's indecision leads to surrender to Mexican forces Nearly 400 Texians executed & burned after surrender “Remember Goliad” becomes the Texian battle cry

8 Battle of San Jacinto April 21, 1836 - 18 minutes
Final battle of the Revolution April 21, minutes Gen Houston v Gen Santa Anna Texas wins independence Santa Anna taken prisoner Santa Anna signs Treaties of Velasco

9 Treaties of Velasco 2 Treaties–1 Public, 1 Secret Public - Border at Rio Grande Secret – Santa Anna released after Republic is recognized Both sides violated treaties

10 Republic of Texas is Born

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