Stephen F. Austin

by saintfrancis
Last updated 5 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
American History
Grade:
7

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Stephen F. Austin

Accomplishments

1821-Founding of Colony1829-Mexico Outlaws Slavery1830- 25,000 Americans & Only 4,oo0 Tejanos in Texas1833- Santa Anna throws me in jail after request for new leader1835-Texans Revolt Santa Anna sends 6,000 troopsMarch 1836-Alamo falls and all defenders dieApril 1836-Sam Houston lures Santa Anna deep into Texas and launches surprise attack while they sleep, holds Santa Anna ransom for Texas's freedom1836-1845-Texas remains independent as Lone Star Republic until becoming part of the U.S.

My greatest accomplishments are founding the first American colony in Texas, which was my father's greatest dream, I grew the colony to over 25,000 people, I fought for just rule throughout Texas and Mexico and I inspired Texans to fight for their freedom and have pride in their country.

Lasting Impact

Stephen F. Austin lit the fire for independence in Texas and now has a city named after him there.

Citations

Stephen F. Austin: http://www.pbs.org/weta/thewest/people/a_c/austin.htmThe Alamo: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/1928042/The-AlamoBritannica: http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/43615/Stephen-AustinMy American History textbook

Stephen F. Austin and the story of Texan Independence

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