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Texas had a large landmass that land hungry Americans saw as beneficial. Many Americans moved to Texas as America was moving west. At first, the Mexicans appreciated the Immigration, but it was not long before Americans decided that Texas should be free of Mexico.

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Americans were interested in settling in Texas. They reasoned that being under Mexican rule could help to get the land away from Mexico and work towards Manifest Destiny of the land.
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Mexican land grants were huge and generous.

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Because most of the settlers in the Texas region were American, who were given incentives by the Mexican government to settle the land.

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Americans were greedy for land

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