reply to post by maria_stardust
No IT WASN'T!! Settlers were already in Texas by the time mexico won't independence from Spain. People we told by the US government they could buy
the UNOCCUPIED land in Texas. Then when the money became tight in the US mexico offered the same land only they wanted them to be part of the
republic of mexico.
"The most immediate cause of the Texas Revolution was the refusal of many Texas, both Anglo and **Mexican**(HELLO SEE THIS???), to accept the
governmental changes mandated by "Siete Leyes" which placed almost total power in the hands of the Mexican national government and Santa Anna.
Most of the Anglos who moved to Texas came from the Deep South. During the 1820s and 1830s, this region was swept by Jacksonian Democracy - a
governmental philosophy that held that all government was bad, the best government was the least government, government grew more tyrannical the fewer
people held power, the executive branch was the most dangerous and the one to be given the least power, etc. Perhaps most importantly, Jacksonian
Democrats and the vast majority of Anglos who emigrated to Mexican Texas felt that governmental power should be vested primarily in local and state
governments which, being closer to the people, were more representative and more easily controlled.
Many Mexicans felt exactly the same way. Remember that one of the internal disputes in post-revolutionary Mexico involved the best way to distribute
power between local, state, and national levels of government. Centralists, who wished to allot the overwhelming majority of power to the
central/national government in Mexico City, were fought tooth and nail by those all across Mexico who felt this would amount to an uncontrollable and
Until 1835 these groups fought one another for control. In October, 1835 the centralists and Santa Anna won out with the enactment of "Siete Leyes".
This move: (1) did away with the federalist Constitution of 1824, (2) abolished all state legislatures including that of Coahuila y Tejas, and (3)
replaced states with "departments" headed up by governors and appointed councils selected by and serving at the pleasure of Santa Anna.
The reaction in many sections of Mexico, including Texas, was military resistance to the creation of what many citizens saw as an all-powerful
government in the hands of a tyrannical Santa Anna. In Texas, war was originally waged in an attempt to restore the Constitution of 1824 and
federalism. Only later would it become a war of independence."
You are both wrong wrong wrong wrong!!! Nice try.