The Battle Of The Texas Revolution

1910 Words8 Pages
Our next discussion in American History takes us on the special journey back to the Texas Revolution. This battle saw a lot of heroes and also coined one of the most famous sayings in the state of Texas, “Remember the Alamo”! However, before we can get to all the guts and glory we must first look at the causes that lead to this epic revolution to understand both sides of the coin. I will look at the background, battles, people and results of the Texas Revolution, as well as give my opinion of the Mexican government’s innocence or blame in this battle. This story starts back on 10/01/1800, it is this day that the Treaty of San IIdefonso was signed. When the treaty was signed it returned Louisiana from Spain back to France. Spain…show more content…
This is a point where Mexico only had 3,500 native Mexicans settled in Texas; so in 1821, the Spanish government granted permission to Austin to settle 300 families in Texas. Austin’s luck was about to turn around for him with this deal. On the other hand, he would not see his vision come to fruition, as he would perish on a return trip from Mexico City after being robbed. Before his untimely passing, his son Stephen F. Austin promised his father he would carry out the task and see it until the end. The year is now 1824 and a young Stephen F. Austin has attracted 272 colonists to Texas at this point; in addition to that he was also able to persuade the newly independent Mexican government to give empresarios (or land agents) 67,000 acres of land for every 200 families brought to Texas. That’s approximately 335 acres a family which is unheard of. Mexico did agree to the term with two conditions pertaining to land ownership; first the settlers had to become Mexican citizens and secondly they had to covert to Roman Catholicism. Converting to Roman Catholicism proved to be a “Puritan Problem”, however by 1830 there were 16,000 Americans in Texas. With these numbers the American formed a 4-to-1 majority in the northern section of Coahuila y Tejas, however overall Hispanic heritage formed a majority in state as a whole. With the increased swelling of the “Anglo”
Open Document