The Conventions of 1832 and 1833


Texas History Revolution and the Texas Republic The Conventions of 1832 and 1833
Students learn about the Conventions of 1832 and 1833 and the resolutions passed by each group. Then, they explore the arrest of Stephen F. Austin by the Mexican government and write a letter in his defense.

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In this experience, students learn about the Conventions of 1832 and 1833 and the resolutions passed by each group. Then, they explore the arrest of Stephen F. Austin by the Mexican government and write a letter in his defense.

Students will collaborate in small groups for scene 2 to scene 4.

Objectives:

  • Describe the Conventions of 1832 and 1833.
  • Explain why Stephen F. Austin was arrested and how it affected the relations between Texas and the Mexican government.


Objectives:

  • Describe the Conventions of 1832 and 1833.
  • Explain why Stephen F. Austin was arrested and how it affected the relations between Texas and the Mexican government.




Texas Map, 1821-1836


Anglo Texas settlers had had enough, and they began to organize. On October 1, the Convention of 1832 took place in San Felipe, Texas.


What problems do you think the representatives wanted resolved while at the convention? Write a possible agenda for discussion at the Convention of 1832.

Post your answer

Ask several volunteer students to explain the agenda items they posted. Possible agenda items:

  • Keep slavery
  • Allow immigration
  • Separate from Mexico
  • Demands to uphold the Constitution of 1824


Divide students into their small groups for the next three scenes. When everyone is ready to continue, unlock the next scene.

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