The Texas War For Independence

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The Texas War for Independence The Texas War for Independence started on October 2,1635 and ended on April 21,1636. But a lot of stuff had happened to lead up to this war. For instance in 1820, Moses Austin, a U.S. citizen, asked the Spanish government in Mexico for permission to settle in little populated Texas. The land was granted, but Austin died soon after, so therefore his son, Stephen F. Austin, took over the project. In 1821, Mexico gained independence from Spain, and Austin negotiated a contract with the new Mexican government that allowed him to lead 300 families to the Brazos River. Under the terms of the agreement. The settlers were to be Catholics, but Austin mainly brought Protestants from the southern United States. Other…show more content…
They were always more loyal to the United States than to Mexico, the settlers eventually broke from Mexico. (history.com) The brother Hayden and Benjamin Edwards of a corrupt backer of an American colony in Texas. Benjamin Edwards made the bold and perhaps foolish decision to rebel against the Mexican government while his brother was away in the United States raising money for his colony. Under the empresario system which was created by the Mexican government in the 1820s to encourage colonization of its northern provinces. Men like the Edwards were allowed to settle Anglo families in Texas. However, many of the Anglo settlers retained stronger ties to the United States than to Mexico, and Benjamin Edwards hoped that many former Americans would support his attempt to split from Mexico. Accompanied by a force of about 30 men, Edwards seized a stone fort in Nacogdoches and declared that the new “Republic of Fredonia” was now independent of Mexican control. Edwards claimed his new nation extended from the Sabine River to the Rio Grande River, and would be governed under the principles of “Independence, Liberty, and Justice.” (history.com) In April 1830, wary of the rapidly swelling deluge of immigrants from the United States, the Mexican government legislated against further settlement in Coahuila and Texas by Anglo-Americans and reimposed the suspended tariff. Over roughly the next
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