Continuing Texas-Mexico Conflict


Texas History Revolution and the Texas Republic Continuing Texas-Mexico Conflict
Students learn about the relationship between Texas and Mexico after the Texas Revolution. They analyze the policies of Presidents Houston and Lamar toward the Mexican government and the Treaties of Velasco. Then they examine how other countries viewed the Republic of Texas and its relationship with Mexico.

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In this experience, students learn about the relationship between Texas and Mexico after the Texas Revolution. They analyze the policies of Presidents Houston and Lamar toward the Mexican government and the Treaties of Velasco. Then they examine how other countries viewed the Republic of Texas and its relationship with Mexico.

Objectives:

  • Identify why the Treaties of Velasco were voided by Texas and Mexico.
  • Describe the relations between the Republic of Texas and Mexico during the presidencies of Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar.
  • Explain how the international community viewed the Republic of Texas.


The Texas Revolution was supposedly over, and the “peace” Treaties of Velasco were agreed upon, but not everyone was ready to concede that the war was over. Although the Texans were celebrating their victory, the Mexican leaders did not recognize that the war had ended. In this experience, you will learn about the continuing conflict between the Republic of Texas and Mexico.

Objectives:

  • Identify why the Treaties of Velasco were voided by Texas and Mexico.
  • Describe the relations between the Republic of Texas and Mexico during the presidencies of Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar.
  • Explain how the international community viewed the Republic of Texas.




Map of the Republic of Texas, Indicating a Settler’s Property


The public Treaty of Velasco included the following terms.

  • The war was over and Texas had declared its independence.
  • Santa Anna agreed not to fight Texas any more.
  • The Mexican army must withdraw its troops beyond the Rio Grande.
  • Prisoners of war would be returned by both sides.
  • The Mexicans would return captured Texan property.
  • Santa Anna would be released back to Mexico (following his capture at the Battle of San Jacinto).

Many Texans were angry that their leaders agreed to release Santa Anna. They thought he should be executed or kept in prison. However, in June of 1836, Santa Anna was placed on a ship named the Invincible and he set sail for Mexico. Before the ship could leave, a group of men led by Thomas J. Green blocked the port.


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