Texas ' Battle For Independence And Juan Seguin Essay

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Texas’ Battle for Independence and Juan Seguin The battle for Texas’ independence was a hard battle. Many lives were taken, home destroyed, and families were torn apart. Texas residents wanted to break away from Mexico and become a self-governing republic inside of Mexico because they did not like Santa Anna’s laws. Mexico did not allow slave immigration, so Texas wanted to be a part of the United States that allowed slavery. But the main reason was that Mexico would not change or consider any government ideas that the Anglos and Mexicans had for Texas, and resulted in Santa Anna ruling and making all the laws and decisions. Santa Anna also overthrew the Mexican government and made himself the Mexican dictator. Stephen Austin came to try and settle the trouble caused by the suggestion of Texas’ constitution, but instead Santa Anna imprisoned him for a year. The Texas Revolution for its independence took place from October 2, 1835, to April 21, 1836. The revolution started with the rejection of their constitution and then the first shots fired at Gonzales, continued with the Battles of Goliad and Concepcion, the Siege of Bexar and ended with the Battle of San Jacinto. The Battle of San Jacinto was a short fight, lasting only 6 minutes, but it was the most important and memorable fight. Although the revolution was shorter than most wars in history, it was one of the most important fights in Texas history. The revolution helped Texas gain its independence and brought the

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