Early Revolution-Road to Revolution by wanghonghx

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									  Chapter 9

The Road
   to
Revolution
        The Road to Revolution


1. Fredonian Rebellion       6. Turtle Bayou
2. United States offers to      Resolution
   buy Texas                 7. The Battle of Velasco
3. The Mier y Teran          8. Conventions of 1832
   Report                       and 1833
4. The Law of April 6,       9. Stephen F Austin
   1830                         Arrested
5. Anahuac                   10.Anahuac (part 2)
Fredonian Rebellion
       1826

          • Empresario Haden Edwards
            tries to kick people off his
            land
          • Mexico takes his land grant
            away
          • Haden and Benjamin
            Edwards take over the Old
            Stone Fort in Nacogdoches
            and declare Texas the
            Fredonian Republic
          • Mexican soldiers put down
            the rebellion with the help of
            Austin’s militia
United States Offers to Buy Texas
              1826
• Joel Poinsett travels
  to Mexico from U.S.
  and offers to buy
  Texas
   – Mexico is offended
     and refuses to sell
The Mier y Teran Report
         1828

            • Mexico sends General Mier
              y Teran to investigate
              conditions in Texas
               – Anglos outnumber Mexicans
                 10 to 1
               – Strong US influence
               – Settlers not following laws
            • Recommends changes that
              would help Mexico get Texas
              under control
           Law of April 6, 1830

• Outlawed immigration from
  the US to Texas
• Cancelled all empresarial
  grants that had not been
  fulfilled
• Outlawed bringing slaves to
  Texas
• Established new presidios
  (forts) in Texas
• Placed customs duties on all
  goods entering Texas from
  the US
Anahuac
 1832

    • William B Travis and
      Patrick Jack are
      arrested by Mexican
      Colonel Bradburn for
      interfering with
      enforcing the Law of
      April 6, 1830
    • 150 settlers assemble
      and demand their
      release
        Turtle Bayou Resolution
                 1832

• Settlers write resolution
  while John Austin goes      +
  to get cannons to attack
  Bradburn
   – Only fighting against
     Bradburn
   – Pledged support for
     Mexico
   – Pledged support for
     Santa Anna who
     supported the
     Constitution of 1824
The Battle of Velasco
        1832
           • John Austin was stopped by
             Mexican soldiers at Velasco
             on his way back to Anahuac
             with the cannons
           • Fighting broke out and
             Mexican troops were forced
             to surrender after running out
             of ammunition
                –   While J. Austin was away
                    Colonel Piedras arrived and
                    relieved Bradburn of
                    command and released
                    Travis and Jack
   Conventions of 1832 and 1833

• Wanted a repeal of the Law
  of April 6, 1830
• Wanted an extension of the
  tax exemption
• Wanted protection from
  Native Americans and
  creation of public schools
• Wanted Coahila y Tejas to
  be divided into two separate
  states
   – Sent Stephen F Austin to
     Mexico City to deliver
     resolutions
Stephen F Austin Arrested
          1833
             • SFA met with Santa Anna
               and he agreed to most of
               the settlers requests
                – Except separate statehood
             • On his return home SFA
               was arrested
                –   A letter he had written while
                    in Mexico City had been
                    intercepted and read by
                    Santa Anna
                –   SFA was never charged with
                    a crime but remained in
                    prison for over a year
               Anahuac (part 2)
                    1835
• Two settlers were
  arrested for
  disrespecting the new
  commander of
  Anahuac, Captain
  Tenorio
• William B Travis and 25
  others attacked and
  captured Anahuac
   – Santa Anna sent his
     brother-in-law, Martin
     Perfecto de Cos to Texas
     to enforce his laws and
     put down any rebellion

								
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