Why Did Texas Lose The Battle Of The Alamo

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In September 16th of 1821, Mexico gained Independence from Spain with the help of the United States. The United States was in the guise of Manifest Destiney, which they expand westward. Mexico lacked the strength of population number in the north gives places for the American immigrants to move in. The political issues raised by the new settlers became the dominant topic in Texas during the period. Spanish government gave Moses Austin of Missouri a contract to establish a colony on the Brazos River with 300 Catholic Families in January 1821. Stephen F. Austin, continue the contract after he died on June 10, 1821. The colonists began to reach by the end of 1821, and they settled in a place of Texas christened San Felipe De Austin. The Mexican…show more content…
In the Massacre at Goliad, Mexico marched 300 Texas prisoners into a field and killed over 290 of them. On April 21, 1836 in Harris County, Texas, the Battle of San Jacinto became the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. General Sam Houston led the Texan Army and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in just 20 minutes. About 630 Mexican soldiers were killed and 730 captured, and only 9 Texans died. The President of Mexico, Santa Anna was captured the next day and held as a prisoner of war. He signed the peace treaty for the Mexican army to leave the region and paving the way for the Republic of Texas to become an independent country. The treaties were not specifically recognize Texas as a Sovereign nation, but stipulated that Santa Anna was to lobby for such recognition in Mexico City. Sam Houston became a national celebrity and became etched into Texan history and legend. But this era gives the massive distrust of central government to the United…show more content…
General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna signed the treaties of Velasco on May 14, 1836. This treaty established the Republic of Texas as an independent nation and withdraw Mexican troops south of the Rio Grande River as the southern border. But the treaty was never ratified by the Mexican government, and Mexico continued to claim the Nieces River as the boundary. This dispute was loved in 1848 when the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo was signed by Mexico and the United States. The treaty ended the Mexican War and established the boundary between Mexico and Texas. The political history of Texas is similar to the early history of the United States. Texas gained their independence from Mexico, and the United States gained independence from Great Britain. Both of them went through a war to gain their independence. Also, after the gaining the independence, Texas and the U.S. started to reform. For example, Texas joined the United States, and the change of U.S. president
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