Issues of significant events

The Texas Revolution

Battle of Gonzales

First battle of the Texas Revolution – October 2,1835


Citizens of Gonzales would not give up a cannon

that was given to them by the Mexican government to protect them from Indians.


A militia led by J.H. Moore flew a flag over it that

said “Come and Take It”.


Lieutenant Francisco Castaneda led 100 men to

Gonzales to take the cannon.


The militia fired the cannon on October 2 at the

Mexican soldiers, a battle began, and so did the

Texas Revolution.


William B. Travis's letter "To the People of Texas and All Americans in the World"

Travis wrote this letter to recruit men to help him and his men at the Alamo after Santa Anna showed up in San Antonio, February 23.


The siege of the Alamo and all the heroic defenders who gave their lives there

Sam Houston ordered the Alamo to be destroyed.


James Bowie and James Neill decided that the Alamo was too important.


James Bowie and William Travis began to recruit supporters.


Santa Anna arrived in San Antonio.


The Texans moved into the Alamo and for 13 days fought the Mexicans.


The fall of the Alamo occurred on the morning of March 6, 1836.


1800 Mexican troops fought against approximately 189 Texans.


All Texans were killed, and approximately 600 Mexican soldiers were also killed.




Constitutional Convention of 1836

Texas delegates met at Washington-on-the- Brazos.


Declared independence from Mexico on March 2, 1836


Wrote a constitution to form an ad interim government for the Republic of Texas


Fannin's surrender at Goliad

Colonel James Fannin surrendered his 300 men at the Battle of Coleto because he was pinned on the open prairie.


They fought the Mexicans off, but Fannin decided to surrender to prevent more deaths.

They were marched to Goliad, and Urrea told them they were not going to be killed, but Santa Anna ordered the captives to all be shot on March 21.


Battle of San Jacinto

April 21, 1836


Shortest battle in history


Sam Houston led the Texas forces – 800 men


Santa Anna led the Mexican forces – 1300 men


Houston burned every way out of San Jacinto and attacked the Mexican Army about 3:00 p.m.


The battle lasted 18 minutes Santa Anna was captured the next day and surrendered to Sam Houston