• Summary
  • Contents

Political History of America’s Wars is the first reference work to explore the legislative, social, and policy aspects of America’s major wars, rebellions, and insurrections. This volume weaves together important primary source documents, informative biographies, and in-depth essays to provide coverage of the political antecedents, events, and consequences of America’s wars, from the American Revolution to Operation Iraqi Freedom.

Chapter 9. Texas War of Independence (1835–1836)
Chapter 9. Texas war of independence (1835–1836)
At Issue

When the burgeoning colonies of Americans in the Mexican state of Coahuila y Tejas posed a threat to Mexico’s governance of its northern provinces, Mexico moved not only to curb further Anglo colonization, but also to assert political control over Texas. The Texans rebelled and declared independence.

The Conflict

By the mid-1820s, colonial entrepreneur Stephen F. Austin and others had established ...

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