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By Shane Mountjoy

On February 23, 1836, common and dictator Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and a Mexican strength of greater than 2,000 males introduced an attack opposed to Colonel William B. Travis of Texas, his military of a hundred and fifty five males, and 15 civilians who have been dwelling within the citadel referred to as the Alamo. The Texans, who have been strengthened via 32 males by way of March 1, withstood the Mexican military until eventually March 6. That day, the 187 Texan defenders perished within the hand-to-hand wrestle, together with American frontiersmen Davy Crockett and James Bowie, and six hundred from the Mexican military have been killed to boot. basically the civilians survived. on the final conflict of the Texas warfare, the conflict of San Jacinto, basic Santa Anna was once defeated, and the conflict cry 'Remember the Alamo!' should be heard being shouted through the Texan military. "The Alamo" examines this heroic episode within the Texas battle of Independence opposed to Mexico.

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The Seeds of Revolution The Battle of Bexar While Texian political leaders gathered and made plans to protect their rights under the Mexican Constitution of 1824, Texian military units made efforts to win their rights on the field of battle. A large Mexican force had occupied Bexar, the Spanish name for San Antonio, since the summer of 1835. Santa Anna sent his ­brother-­in-­law, General Martín Perfecto de Cos, to deal with rebellious Americans living in the area. The sudden presence of so many Mexican troops in Bexar heightened fears that Mexico City intended to force submission to the new government.

The teacher sent a letter to Crockett’s father seeking an explanation for Davy’s truancy. 5 Crockett spent the next few years roaming through the Tennessee countryside, herding cattle sometimes and living off Sam Houston (1793–1863) Not a Hero of the Alamo Although he was not present at the siege and battle of the Alamo, Sam Houston is often the center of debate concerning it. While his critics claim that Houston should have reinforced the Alamo, defenders point out that the commander ordered the destruction and abandonment of the mission.

Word reached Bowie in November while he was conducting business in Natchez. The ­knife-­fighter drowned his grief in liquor. ”2 Politically, the tension between Mexico and the Texians abated as Mexico altered the laws regulating land sales. Bowie could again make a living off land speculation. The Mexican government even appointed Bowie one of its land commissioners, a post he held until President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna did away with the Coahuila y Tejas government. At the same time, Santa Anna directed Mexican officials to arrest any Texians conducting business in Monclova.

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