Texas Independence: History, Timeline & Summary


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Which of the following was NOT one of the laws enacted by Mexico in the 1830s that angered the people of Texas?

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1. In which year did armed rebellion against Mexico begin in Texas?

2. Which general was made the commander-in-chief of the Texas Army?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Texas has a long, complicated history. Before it joined the United States, Texans had to first gain their independence from Mexico. This quiz and worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of Texas independence.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to assess your knowledge of:

  • Commander-and-chief of the Texas Army
  • When the Alamo was overrun
  • Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and the Battle of San Jacinto
  • When and why Texas began rebelling against Mexican rule

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Making connections - use your understanding of Texas history to identify factors that led to the rebellion
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about dates related to Texas independence
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained about specific individuals and battles in Texas's history

Additional Learning

To learn more about Texas independence, review the lesson titled Texas Independence: History, Timeline & Summary. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Discuss when and how Texas won independence from Mexico
  • Explore different key battles, like the battle that took place near Gonzales
  • Examine the important role men like Stephen A. Austin and Henry Smith played
  • Analyze where and when the Texas Declaration of Independence was drafted and signed
  • Understand the significance of the Treaty of Velasco