|1830||On April 6, the Mexican government forbids further American emigration to Texas.|
26, the Battle of Velasco. This battle saw the first casualties in relations
between Texas and Mexico.
The Convention of 1832 was called by Texans to ask for reforms in government policy towards Texas. The reforms were rejected by the Mexican government.
|1833||The Convention of 1833 was another attempt by Texans at reforms and they also drafted a constitution patterned after those in the United States. These measures were also rejected by the Mexican government.|
|1834||Stephen Austin as a representative of the Convention of 1833 was arrested without specific charges.|
2, the Battle of Gonzales is waged and the War of Texas Indepedence begins.
|1836||On March 1,
the Convention of 1836 begins meeting to sign a new constitution and form
a new government.
On March 2, the Texas Declaration of Independence is adopted.
On March 6, the Battle of the Alamo is lost by Texas and becomes a rallying cry for the continued struggle for indepencence.
On March 27, the Goliad Massacre takes place in which Mexican General Santa Anna orders the execution of 400 surrendered Texans. This also becomes a rallying cry for Texas independence.
On April 21, Texans under Sam Houston soundly defeat General Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto. This victory secured Texas' Independence.