Road to Revolution

What's it 'gonna' take?

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Fredonian Rebellion

  • in 1826, in Nacogdoches, the Edwards Brothers, claimed the area was no longer under Mexican control. Stephen F. Austin sided with the Mexican government and marched to Nacogdoches to help stop the rebellion. It ended quickly.


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Meir y Teran

  • in 1828, the Mexican government sent Gen. Manuel Mier y Terán to investigate the conditions in northern Texas. He found that the Anglo-Americans outnumbered Mexicans 10 to 1. The report resulted in the Law of April 6.

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The Law of April 6, 1830

  • Law of April 6 which outlawed immigration from the U.S. to Texas and canceled all empresarial grants that had not been fulfilled. It did encourage European immigration. Slaves could no longer be brought into Mexico to work, and they placed customs duties on all goods entering Texas from the U.S.


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Turtle Bayou Resolutions

  • Anahuac settlers gathered at Turtle Bayou because of the disturbance at Anahuac. John Austin was sent to retrieve a cannon to be brought back from Brazoria and drafted resolutions that stated that they pledged their continued loyalty to Mexico under the Constitution of 1824. Santa Anna seemed to support the Constitution of 1824. This event resulted in Colonel Jose de las Piedras ordering the release of William B. Travis and Patrick Jack from jail. Bradburn was dismissed from his command.


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Arrest of Stephen F. Austin

  • Austin travels to Mexico to meet with Mexican officials and delivers the resolution written by Texas officials about their concerns. When he gets there, Santa Anna has become the leader of Mexico, but so much time has gone by that Austin sends a letter back to Texas to tell Texas officials to establish a state government. He gets a meeting with Santa Anna that agrees to many of the grievances and returns to Texas. On his return, he is arrested for treason because of the letter he wrote to Texas officials earlier. He is not allowed to return to Texas until summer of 1835.