Essay about Causes And Effect Of Texas Independence

841 Words Jul 4th, 2016 4 Pages
Causes that Led to Texas Independence Texas Revolution, a rebellion that took place in late 1835 and continued till early 1836 by the Texans or Tejanos, was against the Mexican government and military. Though, the roots of this rebellion took place long time ago, when Mexico achieved its independence from Spain in 1821 and when Mexico legalized immigration from the United States. Immigrants from the United States gained permission to settle in the state of “Coahuila y Tejas” (now Texas). Moses Austin’s son Stephen F. Austin brought thousands of immigrants to “Coahuila y Tejas”, most of this immigrants came from the southern states of America thus they also brought with them their slaves. Eventually immigrants outnumbered the Mexican-born residents in “Coahuila y Tejas.” However, this tend to not affect the Mexican government yet due to the reason that for many years Mexican policies had rarely caused concern in Texas. Although the rebellion stirred when Mexican authorities began to regulate Texans’ activities more closely. A brief revolt, also known as the Fredonian Rebellion, in 1826 by “Haden Edwards and Benjamin W. Edwards in the East Texas attempted to inaugurate a war for independence, though [they] were suppressed by the Mexican soldiers”(Baker). These rebellion was one of the factors that led Mexico to prohibit the immigration of Anglo-Americans. Other factors behind the Texas Revolution were racism, cultural differences, political reasons, governmental…

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