Most Texans are misinformed about their History..
you know what they say,Whoever wins the war writes the History Books
Texas independence was more about Keeping slavery intact...
Mexico abolished it under Santa Anna
Texans kept thumbing their noses at the Santa Anna Government over the issue
Texas was a huge smuggling point into the lower united states...
Cotton and slavery were two money maker for the struggling Mexican territory of Texas
Jim Bowie a leader at the Alamo was a slave smuggler-so were a lot of those men at the Alamo
Mexico abolished slavery In Mexico and demanded the same of Texas..
slave owners in Texas were pissed over their slaves escaping to other Mexican territories
and being forbidden the trade of slaves..mostly men of southern sympathy
with large plantations..
Santa Anna's march into Texas was mostly to enforce antislavery laws of Mexico
a former President "John Quincy Adams" was absolutely 100% right when he said the Texas Revolution was about keeping slavery
sigh. there is quite a bit of truth in your
history lesson, but it is always a matter of emphasis in these things, and your lesson is just tilted enough to make me log on.
When President Adams was in office the petitioning and lobbying that he received from the Texas territory came from slave owners, cotton plantation owners and land speculators. The land speculators brought in settlers.
But by the time the actual "revolution" started (1835) it was about the increasingly heavy hand of Santa Anna who ruled by decree. Typical settlers were affected by El Presidente's attempts to shut down the northern border to the USA including immigration and imports. Protestantism was technically against the law (enforced at the government's convenience). The taxes and treatment were more severe on the settlers in that territory than on the citizens of the countries to the south and north. This is what roused the average man to war. Not slavery. Of the names folks know, Houston, Austin and Bowie, Bowie was the shadiest. He did a lot of things. He did some slave smuggling, but that was not his stock and trade. Generally he was an adventurous opportunist. All three were interested in making names for themselves in what they imagined might be a new country.
Santa Anna marched to quell rebellions. That is what he did when he marched. It was not a police action to apprehend and punish slave owners or to specifically enforce the anti-slavery laws.
John Quincy Adams was one of our greatest presidents and statesmen. A visionary.
At the same time, the Texas Revolution was not all "about keeping slavery." Slavery was an issue, but not the main issue. So that interpretation of MexTex history is simplistic and
off the mark.
so I watched about 30 seconds of Mike and Marty and turned it off. I hate seeing Marty in Texas. I know he'll never go away, but I wish he'd move his act somewhere else. fuck him and the horse he road in on.
Well, yes. But whenever you are talking to a black person EVERYTHING comes down to issues of slavery.
It's a silly overly slanted view of history... but there it is. And ancient slavery is ALWAYS used as an excuse.