Essay On Texas Revolution

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The Texas Revolution has played a massive role in Texas history. In fact, without it, Texas wouldn’t be Texas! But, why was there a Texas Revolution to start with? In this essay, we will be discussing why there was a Texas Revolution and who was there to start it. The main cause for any revolution is the want for change. That’s the whole reason why we have revolution. In Revolutions, there is dissent among people, and that sparks change. That is true for every revolution in the world up to date. While this factored in the cause for revolution, one thing really caused the revolution. While tensions were extremely high, due to the events that happened at Anahuac and Austin being put in jail, this is all stemmed from one central fact: The…show more content…
This constitution promised many things. The primary thing the constitution established was that Mexico was a republic. This was a huge step for the Mexican people. Mexico was divided into states and territories. Texas became a state with Coahuila. The people were not happy with this, particularly Juan Seguin. He stated that Coahuila would dominate politics. However, nothing changed and Coahuila did infact dominate state politics. However, Santa Anna did grant the request that Immigration be legalized from the United States, which had been banned in the Law of April 6, 1830, which had upset many Texans. He also removed some customs duties, but increased them in January of 1835. So while he did employ some of the changes that Texans wanted, he failed to cease the growing dissent Texas had for Mexico. One of the slightly more minor reasons the Texas Revolution happened was because of Mexico’s policy on immigration. The Law of April 6, 1830 made it illegal for anyone from the United States to immigrate to Texas. As you could imagine, this angered the already existing American immigrants, because that meant that they could not bring relatives along so that they could move to Texas as well. The empresarios disliked the law, such as Stephen F. Austin. While Stephen F. Austin tried to encourage people to obey the law, he was concerned about the Mexican government was treating their
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