When Mexican forces arrived in Gonzales, they found the militia armed with firearms the cannon and a banner that read come and take it. Significantly outnumbered the solduers were routed with one shot of the cannon one shot that won the battle. One shot that started the revolution.
Colonel William B. Travis asks his men what it is they value so dearly that they are willing to fight, and possibly die, for prior to the Battle of The Alamo. He instills patriotism in his men and rallies for their tenacity as they revolt against the Mexican troops.
As the dust settled on Mexico the threat of filibustering persisted and so the new government under the presidency of Guadalupe, Victoria. He sought to address the issue with general colonization law of 1824.The Empresario system that sought to turn American filibusters into mexican citizens. Empresarios on the behalf of thr Mexican goverment would be recruited to sell Texan land to immigrants at low prices and the empresario themselves were paid in land