Six flags of Texas

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TEXAS UNDER THE SPANISH FLAG 1519-1685 1690-1821 The first Europeans in Texas the Spaniards came already in 1519, Alonso álvarez de Pineda sailed along the Northern coast of the Gulf of Mexico and built his first card. In 1541, the North Texas crossed the expedition of the Spaniard Francisco de Coronado who came in search of gold from Mexico through the modern Arizona and new Mexico and come down through Oklahoma to Kansas. The first European settlement on the land of Texas came in 1682, when fleeing from the rebels in new Mexico of the Pueblo Indians, the Spaniards camped near the modern town of El Paso. Later here was built the mission and the town grew. TEXAS UNDER FRENCH ФЛАГОМ1685-1690 In 1685, on the coast of Texas landed the members of the French expedition led by rené de La Salle.

He was in Texas by mistake in search of the Mississippi river where they wanted to establish a colony. The French have lived for several months in a temporary camp on Matagorda island and then moved to eighty kilometers inland and founded Fort Saint Louis. Over the next two years, the colonists attempted to find the Mississippi, sending one reconnaissance party over the other. During the trip, Rene de La Salle was killed from-for the arisen between participants of the conflict and access to French Canada managed only six members of the expedition. The appearance in Texas of the French settlements greatly alarmed the Spaniards and the search is based La the Salem colony helped them much better to learn the geography of the region.

Already in 1690 founded the first Spanish settlement in East Texas Catholic mission San Francisco de Los Tejas in the area of the modern city of San Antonio. TEXAS UNDER THE MEXICAN ФЛАГОМ1821 1836 Until the early nineteenth century, the territory of Texas with Mexico was part of Spanish colony of New Spain. By this time, Mexico was no longer a colony of Spain and was an independent Republic and under the Constitution of 1824 there was abolished slavery. Americans in Texas, this Constitution was not satisfied they were adherents of slavery. Disagreements were the cause of the war between Mexico and Texas.

On the territory of the present city of San Antonio was the Spanish Catholic mission San Antonio de Valero or the Alamo differently represents a small fortress. In January 1836 it took 200 American military and soon in February, the fortress was approached by the Mexican army under the command of Mexican President General Lopez de Santa Ana. The Mexicans kept the fortress under siege for two weeks almost all its defenders were killed. And now, in Alamo memorial Museum. In may, General Sam Houston gathered under his command a large army and in the town of San Jacinto was won.

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