Key words include:
General Santa Anna
Battle of San Jacinto
Lone Star Republic
This PowerPoint presentation examines:
- Mexican independence from Spain
- Stephen Austin and his Texas settlers
- Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and his relationship with American settlers
- Texas declares its independence
- The story of the Alamo
- The importance of the Goliad Massacre
- The Battle of San Jacinto, and Santa Anna’s forced signing of the treaty
- The Lone Star Republic and the problems facing Texas
- Sam Houston and his leadership of Texas
Overarching Question (Thinking Focus Question):
- How did Texas become an independent nation?
**CAN BE ALTERED!** This is lesson 13 of the Industry and Westward Expansion Unit. It comes with an engaging and visually appealing 30-slide PowerPoint presentation with easy to understand content illustrated with charts and pictures. This PowerPoint lesson is accompanied by a three-page graphic organizer - answer key included!
Here are other lessons in this unit you may be interested in:
Lesson 8: Industrial Revolution (Part 1)
Lesson 9: Industrial Revolution (Part 2)
Lesson 10: Clay's American System and Protective Tariff
Lesson 11: Nullification Act and Indian Removal Act
Lesson 12: Oregon Trail
Lesson 13: Texas and the Alamo
Lesson 14: Mexican American War
Lesson 15: California Gold Rush
UNIT: Industrial Revolution and Westward Movement UNIT - Part 2 of 2
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