Constitutional Convention of 1836

   On March 2nd, 1836, in the town on Washington-on-the-Brazos, many Texan representatives met and decided on many important things. First, George Childress wrote a Declaration of Independence that established them as a republic. Next they wrote a constitution, that allowed slavery, allowed possession of firearms, the right to a trial, and more principles from the United States, as well as a few Mexican principles.  

Turtle Bayou Resolutions

In the port of Anahuac, on June 13th, 1832, a group of Anglo-American settlers upset about tariffs on exports and imports attacked the Mexican garrison , which was under the command of John Davis Bradburn. They quickly wrote a document called the Turtle Bayou Resolutions, which stated that the group liked the Mexican Political  party, the Fedaralists. The document said that the Texans were Fedaralists sympathizers attacking a Centralist military outpost, not Anglo-American settlers attacking a Mexican garrison. The Fedaralist colonel José Antonio Mexía was satisfied with this document.

Law of April 6, 1830

With the fourteen suggestions from from Manuel de Mier y Terán's expedition to Texas, the Mexican government issued a law that included It banned U.S. immigration into Texas, made it illegal to bring more slaves into Texas, and taxed all U.S. imports coming into Texas.


The Fredonian Rebellion

The Fredonian Rebellion was a dispute between the Mexican government and the Edward brothers, Haden and Benjamin.  In 1825, Haden recieved a grant to be an empresio and to settle families and settled 800 families in eastern Texas and Nacogdoches.  He arrived in Nacogdoches on September 25, 1825 and posted notices everywere for landowners that they would have to forfit to new settlers.  In 1826, Martin Parmer, John S. Roberts, and Burrell J. Thompson led a groupof 30 men to Nacogdoches to arrest some people including Haden Edwards.  The Texans signed a Declaration of independence of Texas which caused the rebellion.

The Mier y Teran Report

The Mier y Teran Report was a expedition into Texas made by Manuel de Mier y Terán and a military escort, a mineralogist, a botanist, a zoologist, and a artist. They left Mexico November 10, 1827. In his report he said that Mexico should make sure the USA dosn't get Texas. Most importantly it said that it should stop US immigration, and prohibit slavery.