The Mexican war of independence —21one of the rebellions that erupted throughout Latin America to overthrow Spanish colonial rule, left Mexico with an array of problems that touched upon events in the far northern Mexican province of Texas.
United States History Texas Independence The struggle for the independence of Texas took place over many years, although the actual war that achieved independence from Mexico was relatively brief. Vast land grants would be awarded to the settlers if Austin could sponsor families and assure the officials that the newcomers would: Only the earliest Texans paid much attention to these requirements and the vast distance from the Mexican central government left the settlers free to follow their own inclinations.
By the early s, transplanted Americans, many of them slave owners, outnumbered the Tejanos; the Mexican government soon understood that it had committed a great error by encouraging the migration of U. At first, the settlers were content to live under Mexican rule, but several events helped to incline Texan minds toward independence: InMexico abolished slavery, following the lead of most western nations.
It also reminded many transplanted citizens of the tolerant official view of slavery held by the United States. The Mexican government, recognizing its diminished control in Tejas, abolished immigration.
The residents there, who had friends and relatives in the United States, were outraged. As a further means to loosen the ties between the U. The rise of a Mexican nationalist was viewed with alarm in the north, where the Texans preferred to continue their near autonomy, and perhaps eventual independence.
Unrest became rebellion on October 2, when Mexican forces tried to take possession of the town cannon in Gonzales, east of San Antonio.
The locals prevailed in this incident and, in other early encounters, the rebels pushed the paltry Mexican forces out of the area. In Decembera group of disgruntled settlers took control of the Alamoan old mission in San Antonio.
Santa Anna moved his army of several thousand men into the area and decided to make an example of the insurgents. Only a few dozen fellow settlers arrived from other areas in Texas to reinforce their compatriots in the Alamo.
The siege of the Alamo lasted two weeks and ended in hand-to-hand fighting on March 6, Losses among the Mexican forces were estimated at Later in March, a second momentous event occurred. After some initial wavering, Santa Anna ordered the execution of all of the prisoners.
The two massacres, the Alamo and Goliad, served to bring bickering Texans together in opposition to Santa Anna. On April 21,the Mexicans were surprised by an inferior Texan force and completely routed in the Battle of San Jacinto. Many Mexican prisoners were executed in retaliation for previous Mexican acts.
Santa Anna was captured, but released when he agreed to Texan independence and the establishment of the border at the Rio Grande. Santa Anna quickly repudiated his concessions. During the course of the Mexican revolt, the United States was far from neutral. Public opinion openly favored Texan independence and the government actually sent a military force onto Texan soil, weakly explaining that the soldiers were needed to restrain local Indians from raiding American settlements across the border.
In the fall ofSamuel Houston was inaugurated as president of the independent Republic of Texas. The new administration promptly sent a representative to Washington, and repealed the prohibition on slavery.
Andrew Jackson believed that Texas should be admitted to the Union as a slave state, but withheld action out of fear of the political consequences.The role of Texas Independence in the history of the United States of America. Contact | About us. United States History.
Chronological Eras In the s, Stephen Austin won the Mexican government's approval to bring American families into the sparsely settled Tejas (Texas) region. Vast land grants would be awarded to the settlers if Austin. MEXICAN TEXAS. The Mexican war of independence (–21), one of the rebellions that erupted throughout Latin America to overthrow Spanish colonial rule, left Mexico with an array of problems that touched upon events in the far northern Mexican province of Texas.
Economically, the country faced devastation in Even though Mexico’s leaders preferred immigrants of European heritage, they also opened their territory to people of African descent fleeing from slavery and racial discrimination in the United States.
Mexico abolished slavery in , thirty-six years before the United States. Stephen F.
Austin commanded Texas’ army during _____ 1. the Texas Revolution in to be the final solution to the slavery issue. 5. Compare and contrast the views of national leaders as they debated the issue of pronged invasion of Mexico. United States forces, with the help of American settlers already there, occupied.
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"Statue of Stephen F. Austin, Stephen F. Austin State Park, San Felipe, TX - Stephen Fuller Austin is known as the Father of Texas.
He led the second, but first legal and ultimately successful colonization of the region by bringing families from the United States.".