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  • Bowie And Crockett
    650 words
    The Alamo General Sam Houston is in charge of the Alamo but he needs time to get a army ready to fight Santa Anna. Houston trusts Jim Bowie and Travis but now Bowie is drunk so he leaves Travis in charge of the Alamo. Then Houston leaves with his army to get it ready to fight. Bowie wakes up from being drunk and they raise the flag. Bowie doesn't think they can beat Santa Anna and his 7,000 troops. Travis gets word that Santa Anna and his men just crossed a river that is way closer than he had t...
  • Settlers Army In San Antonio Santa Anna
    2,804 words
    The events that began on February 23, 1836 have roots that span as far back as 1808. # This exploration into the events and carnage that took place before, during and after the Alamo will only go back to the events immediately leading up to the Alamo. Mainly the frame of mind the Mexican government had regarding the Texas settlers and the reasons leading to the confrontation at the Alamo. In times before the confrontation at the Alamo, the Mexican government welcomed settlers into Texas. The mot...
  • San Antonio And The Alamo
    604 words
    Originally named Mis i " on San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years. Construction began on the present site in 1724. In 1793, Spanish officials sectioned off San Antonio's five missions and distributed their lands to the remaining Indian residents. These men and women continued to farm the fields - once the mission's but now their own - and participated in the growing community of San Antonio. In the early 1800's, the Spa...
  • Battle Santa Anna
    953 words
    Antonio de Lopez de Santa Anna Perez de Lebron was a great man. He was strong, humble, smart, and clever. But he was also a weak, arrogant, stupid, foolish, and these are what most people remember about him. That is not how he really was. In the following paragraphs I will tell about the life and times of Santa Anna, and of his mistakes and achievements, I will tell of the age of Santa Anna. On February 21, 1794, Mexico received a great leader, who would affect her dramatic history to the fulles...
  • Authority Over Texas The Mexican Government
    859 words
    The Texas Revolution occurred because of a series of events that began long before the first shots fired at the Battle of Gonzales. In the summer of 1820 a 59 year-old Missourian named Moses Austin asked the Spanish Authorities for a large land tract which he wanted to use to attract American Pioneers. To many surprise in early 1821 the Spanish government gave him permission to settle 300 families. Spain had welcomed Americans to help develop the land and to provide a buffer against the illegal ...
  • General Santa Anna
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    The Pride of Texas The Texas army marched all day and all night. On the morning of April 20, they reached the San Jacinto plain. Buffalo Bayou was on one side, a football field wide, and 30 feet deep? not wade able. On the other side ran the San Jacinto River, and near the bottom of the dry land was a shallow mudhole known as Peggy's Lake. Beyond that was marshlands. And the thick forest was greatly positioned. [see battlefield] They made their camp here in the trees, with their wagons and Colon...

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