As part of the disarmament of Texians the military authorities in San Antonio requested the return of a cannon which had been "loaned" to the DeWitt Colonists in 1831 for protection "Texas shot and it was heard round the world.
This PowerPoint explains the timeline of events leading to Texas declaring independence from Mexico. The PowerPoint includes highlights from these important battles in the fight for Texas independence: The Battle of Gonzales, The Battle of the Alamo, and The Battle of San Jacinto. Stephen F. Austin's important role is also outlined. A great resource to use for your Texas state history social studies lessons for your kindergarten, first grade, or second grade classrooms!