The Birth of Texas Series: Washington-On-The-Brazos, The Politics of Revolution (DVD)
The Birth of Texas Series: Washington-On-the-Brazos, The Politics of Revolution (DVD)
Hosted by Stephen J. Hardin
Citizens of Mexican Texas grew used to living under the Constitution of 1824, but when Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna came to power, and switched sides to the conservative faction, people all over Mexico were drawn into a battle between Federalism and Centralism. Complications continued in the Mexican-Texans' relations with the Mexican government and the United States, as well as interests from Europe. Mexico sent Manuel Mier y Teran on an inspection tour of Texas during which he ordered administrative changes at Anahuac that led to disturbances there. The road to revolution was filled with various factions and personalities that would eventually lead to shots fired at Gonzales and a declaration of Texas independence.
The Birth of Texas documentary series is a multi-part series of feature-length documentaries that chronicle the journey from Spanish Texas, along the road to revolution, through the days of the Republic, and on to statehood. The videos not only explore the complete stories of the famous military actions at the Alamo, Goliad and San Jacinto--including recent breakthroughs in scholarship and archaeology--but also the roles played by Tejanos, American settlers, filibusterers, enslaved African-Americans, European immigrants and foreign governments in shaping the story of our state. By purchasing DVDs from the original content creator and producer, you support future educational Texas history videos.