Texas Independence

Identify the following TWO terms (be sure to consider historical significance):

1) Law of April 6, 1830

2) Santa Fe Expedition

Detail the steps leading to Texas Independence. What role did revolutions elsewhere play in the move towards independence, especially in Mexico? What immigration policies proved problematic for Mexican officials? Who were the key figures in leading the movement towards independence? What were the different political philosophies influencing events, especially in Mexico? Discuss the key battles? Discuss the causes? Trace the evolution of slavery in the early part of the 19th century in Texas – what role did slavery play in Texas Independence? How significant was race to fueling independence?

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