The Texas Revolution And The Mexican Cession

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The Texas Revolution and The Mexican Cession are both significant events in our Nation’s history because it increased the size of the United States by about 500,000 square miles. It also united two different cultures and people into one unified nation. The causes of the Texas Revolution were that Texas wanted to be able to have slaves as well as representatives in the Mexican government. The Texas Revolution otherwise known as The War of Texas Independence occurred between October 1835 to April 1836, between Mexico and Texas. The first shots were fired in Gonzales and the last shots were fired in the battle of San Jacinto. The key people involved in the Texas Revolution consisted of Stephen F. Austin, Sam Houston, and Santa Anna. Austin…show more content…
Houston’s army grew and Texas won many following battles which included the Battle of Concepción, and the Grass Fight. By December the Texans had gotten General Martin Perfecto de Cos to surrender. Once Santa Anna learned of his brother in laws surrender he marched to San Antonio with 7,000 men to take San Antonio back. When Sam Houston heard of this he ordered that San Antonio be abandoned. One hundred and fifty Texan rebels decided to stay and defend the city; they made their stand at an abandoned Spanish mission, The Alamo. For twelve days, Mexican troops attacked the Alamo. The battle of the Alamo was a military defeat but “Remember the Alamo” became the battle cry of the Texas War of Independence. The Texas Revolution came to an end during the Battle of San Jacinto. Houston and his army of about 900 men surprised Santa Anna and his resting army of about 1,200 to 1,300 men. The battle was over in eighteen minutes. About 630 Mexicans were killed and 730 were taken prisoner, compared with 9 Texans killed. Santa Anna was captured and forced to make his army retreat. Once he was a prisoner he signed the Treaties of Velasco, which was supposed to recognize Texas and end the war. Texas had just won its independence when it decided to become a part of the United States. The annexation of Texas caused a

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