The Alamo

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When does American settlement of Texas begin?
· Who is Austin?

· Why did Spain welcome the Americans?
· What were the conditions on ownership?
· How does the conflict begin?
· To Re-affirm their authority in the Area Mexico does what? · What Happens at the Alamo?
· What Happens on April 21?
When does American settlement of Texas begin?
Summer of 1820, but it was illegally, it officially began in 1821. Who is Austin?
A bankrupt 59-year old Missourian that brought the first Americans into Texas Why did Spain welcome the Americans?
For two reasons “to provide a buffer against illegal U.S. settlers, who were creating problems in east Texas even before the grant was made to Austin, and to help develop the land, since only 3,500 native Mexicans had settled in Texas” What were the conditions on ownership?

-Settlers had to become Mexican Citizens
-they had to convert to Roman Catholicism
How does the conflict begin?

There were different languages and culture brought bitterness between folks Mexico feared the US planned to use citizens to acquire the province

To Re-affirm their authority in the Area Mexico does what?

reaffirmed its Constitutional prohibition opposed to slavery established a chain of military posts occupied by convict soldiers restricted trade with the United States
decreed an end to more American immigration

What Happens at the Alamo?

150 Texans defended themselves in Santa Ana, fought against the Mexicans under the rule of Santa Anna 12 days of siege by Mexicans
Mexicans slaughtered the Independence seekers, 15 survived
Military defeat, physiological victory

What Happens on April 21?

Sam Houston and less than 800 men attacked Santa Anna and his militia San Jacinto (place)
captured Santa Anna, forced him to sign a treaty giving Texas it’s independence was never ratified by Mexican Government because it was acquired under duress

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