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Unformatted text preview: The Texas Revolution Class Notes (Day 1) 28/09/2009 20:23:00 Course will begin in the 1820’s with the Anglos moving int Texas area A. Anglos Americas • Came to America mainly in search of land Austin was a great diplomat • Father of Texas • Lifelong bachelor • Dealt w/ bad health his whole life • Son of a one-time Missouri lead-miner; Moses Austin o Moses tried to reverse his setback by sponsoring 300 families in Spanish Texas o Mexico gained independence from Spain in 1821 • Son took over as leader to colonize area • Congress of Mexico approved Austin’s colony • Most of the settlers would be given 4,605 acres each • Not of the colonists would have to pay taxes for 6 yrs • Austin could charge 12 cents an acre to get money for surveying and what not • He and his followers became Mexican citizens (along with other colonists from United States • October 10 th , 1835 o Began publishing a weekly newspaper in San Felipe de Austin (only newspaper in Texas at time of revolution) Texas Rangers • Existed before the republic of Texas existed • Immigrants faced devastating raids from the Indians • Mexico, in order to protects civilians called for volunteers to help protect the plains • These citizens soldiers were to protect isolated farms and ranches • Ranger companies that were formed in 1823 were the ancestors of today’s Texas Rangers (Men in White hats) • For the first 40 yrs they were neither organized nor effective Fredonian Rebellion of 1826 • Disputes over lands, customs duties and fees, disagreement b/t state and natl govt of Mexico • Started by civilians of Nacogdoches • Started by Hayden Edwards who tried to separate his colony from Mexico • Rebels fled with Mexican troops approached the town in 1827 • Rebellion failed • From this revolt, Mexicans were concerned about the US acquiring land • Both the john q adams and Jackson terms and the rapid growth of white population led to the Law of April 6, 1830 Law of April 6, 1830 • Outlawed and more immigration into the Mexican territory • Total pop of texas in 1830 excluding Indians was about 15,000 with anglos outnumbering tejanos about 4:1 • Law relaxed in 1834 Protests and Skirmishing at Port of Anahuac at Galveston Bay/Clash at Velasco in1832 • Taxes and duties • Constitution of 1824 – federalism o Centralized order • General Santa Anna reversed his decision and declared himself dictator • A stronger central government • Anglo settlers came mostly from the south and were convinced that the institution was essential for settlement of texas o Texas must be empire for slavery...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course HIST 320P taught by Professor Brown during the Fall '09 term at University of Texas.

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