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Fredonian Rebellion

The Fredonian Rebellion (December 21, 1826 – January 23, 1827) was the first attempt by Anglo settlers in Texas to secede from Mexico. The settlers, led by Empresario Haden Edwards, declared independence from Mexican Texas and created the Republic of Fredonia near Nacogdoches.

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The Mierre and Terran report

In 1827, the Mexican government sent General Manuel de Mier yTerán to investigate the situation. He warned that unless the Mexican government took timely measures, settlers were certain to rebel. ... Many colonists hoped that he would make Texas a self-governing state within the Mexican republic.

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The Law of April, 6, 1830

The Law of April 6, 1830, said to be the same type of stimulus to the Texas Revolution that the Stamp Act was to the American Revolution, was initiated by Lucas Alamán y Escalada, Mexican minister of foreign relations, and was designed to stop the flood of immigration from the United States to Texas

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Turtle Bayou Resolutions

The Turtle Bayou Resolutions were signed by settlers during the Anahuac Disturbances, which played a role in the secession of Texas from Mexico and the creation of the Republic of Texas.

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Arrest of Stephen F. Austin

Believing that he was pushing for Texas independence and suspect that he was trying to incite insurrection, Austin was arrested by the Mexican government in January 1834 in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. He was taken to Mexico City and imprisoned.



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