Remember the Alamo

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Remember the Alamo
Come to Texas
• Tensions grow:
• _______ differences
• _________: Mexico abolished slavery, and
insisted that Texans free their slaves
• 1830: Mexico ______ its borders and
_____ American goods
• Population of _______ still doubled
• Mexican president, ________ _____ ___
______ _______, suspended the Mexican
constitution, and accused Austin of
inciting revolution.
• Revoked powers in ______ and rebellions
erupted, in what would be known as the
_______ ________.
“Remember the Alamo”
• Austin wanted _____-_______ for Texas
• Santa Anna wanted Texas to obey _______.
• Texans _______
• Drove Mexican forces from the _________, an abandoned mission and fort.
• Santa Anna stormed and destroyed the small American garrision in the Alamo. All
_______ US defenders died, including:
• ______ _______
• ______ __________
• Only a few women and children were spared.
Jim Bowie
Davy Crockett
The Lone Star Republic
• ______ ________ led the Texans to defeat
______ ____ at the ___________ of ______
_________.
• Killed __________ of Santa Anna’s soldiers in _____
minutes!!!
• Captured Santa Anna and had him sign the
_________ of ________
• Granted independence to _____________.
• Houston became the president of The ____________
of ________.
• “____________ ____________ ________________”
• Set up an ______ and _____ and flew a flag with
the _________ _______ ____
Texas Joins the Union
• 1838: Sam Houston invited the US to _______ or incorporate, the Texas
republic into the United States
• US opinion was divided:
• Southerners wanted to _______ slavery in Texas
• Northerners feared that the annexation of more slave territory would tip the uneasy
balance in the Senate in favor of slave states and prompt _____ with ______.
• 1844: US presidential election featured a debate on ___________
expansion.
• James K Polk: a slaveholder, favored annexation of _____.
• 1845: ______ became the ____th state.
• Mexican government was ________.
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