Causes, Effects and Major Events of the TX Revolution
Causes and Effects of TX Revolution
Causes of Revolution
*Santa Ana abolished the Constitution of 1824
*1830 prohibition of further settlers from the US
*Mexican government recinded property tax law
(settlers were exempt for 10 years)
*Requirement to become a Catholic and pay taxes to the church
*Economic issues –cotton vs. cattle and grain
Effects of Revolution
*Texas became a republic
*Eventually, Texas joined the US
Battle of Gonzales
Date: October 2, 1835
*The first battle of the Revolution.
*A battle between Mexican soldiers and the town of
*Mexican soldiers were trying to take back a cannon in Gonzales and the Texans refused to give it to them.
*The Mexican soldiers returned to San Antonio without the cannon.
TX Declaration of Independence
Date: March 2, 1836
Location: Washington on the Brazos
*Texans approved a declaration of their
grievances or complaints about the Mexican government.
*They declared they wanted to be a separate country.
Battle of Alamo
Date: March 6, 1836
Location: San Antonio
*For 13 days Mexican soldiers fought Texans who were in the Alamo.
*All the Texas soldiers were killed.
Date: early 1836
*People in Texas towns were scared of Santa Anna.
*Families loaded up their wagons and headed to the United States.
Battle of the San Jacinto
Date: April 21, 1836
*Shortest battle in history
*The Texas Revolution was over.
Texas was independent.