In your American history class, you learned about the Pilgrims and Puritans and other European colonists settling along the Atlantic coast in the thirteen colonies. Far from Great Britain across the ocean, the colonists began to think of themselves as Americans and not as British. A similar thing happened in Texas. Some of the Texas settlers, far from Mexico City, began to think about independence. In this activity, you will read about the first attempt to declare independence from Mexico.
Destination Title: The Handbook of Texas Online
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Start at the Handbook of Texas Online Web site.
- Scroll down and click on F under "Alphabetical Listing of Articles."
- Scroll down until you see "Fredonian Rebellion." Click on it.
- Read the information given.
After you read the information, answer the following questions.