Why was the Texas Revolution a Blow for Slavery and How did Mexico try to keep control of Texas?

The Texas Revolution is remembered as a blow for freedom.

What is often forgotten is that many Texan Americans were southerners who owned slaves.

In fact, Mexico’s antislavery policy was one of the irritants that provoked the revolution. When Mexico abolished slavery in 1829, an outcry from Texans forced Mexico to take back the decree.

why was the texas revolution a blow for slavery and how did mexico try to keep control of texas

In 1830, Mexico tried other measures to keep control of Texas, including limiting immigration, levying import taxes, and forbidding the slave trade.

The new attempts to crack down on the “peculiar institution” of slavery only made Texans more rebellious.

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