Texas Rebellion Essay

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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 …show more content…
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 differences, slavery, and installation of new constitution that led to removing individual freedom and establishing centralized government (dictatorship of Santa Anna). With all these causes said, in this particular piece of paper, we are going to discuss the role of slavery in advancing the Texas …show more content…
Slave owners in Texas were allowed to keep their slaves, however, there was no assurance that they would continue. The federal government of Mexico didn’t like slavery, it was critical of slavery, and periodically threatened to end the slavery in Texas. “By the 1830’s, many Anglo-Americans were afraid that the Mexicans would take their slaves away, this made them favor independence” (Minster). From Mexico’s point of view, the arrival of Americans under the impresario system should have stabilized the territory but instead it made the Mexican government apprehensive. There was concern in Mexico City that under the skin of the American colonists, what they might find beneath the surface, would be a hostile filibusters. “The feelings engendered by these opinions caused Mexican officials to look upon the actions of the American residents of Texas, with suspicion, and ended in treating them unjustly and oppressively” (Guillermo). Evidence of tension and distress between the two, Anglo- Americans and Mexican authorities, was the Anahuac Disturbances, which “were uprisings of American immigrants in and around Anahuac in 1832 and 1835 which helped to precipitate the Texas Revolution” (Scully). After the battle started between the two opponents, the reasons behind the war started to increase. There were more Mexicans, Tejanos, and Anglo-Americans joining in the battles for other

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