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Texas Independence Timeline
1830-1836

DATE EVENT
1830 On April 6, the Mexican government forbids further American emigration to Texas.
1832 June 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.
1835

On October 2, the Battle of Gonzales is waged and the War of Texas Indepedence begins.
On October 9, the Battle of Goliad takes place and ends with a victory for Texas.
On October 28, Texans are victorious at the Battle of Concepcion despite beign outnumbered 5 to 1.
On December 11, the Seige of Bexar ends with the Texans capturing San Antonio.

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.

 


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