American History: Texas Rising

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Amy Blakney Coach Tyler American History 20 March 2017 Texas Rising In Texas Rising there are many battles between the Texas Army and the Mexican Army. The Texas Rangers and Army were under the command of General Sam Houston. The Mexican Army was under the command of General Santa Anna. General Houston and his men fought endlessly against the Mexican Army to gain independence for Texas. In episode one, From the Ashes, it all starts with the Mexican Army attacking people at The Alamo. There were three women and one child who survived during the attack. While the women and child were traveling. This Indian group called the Comanche tribe attacked them and killed one woman of the three. The Texas Republic Army saved the other women and the child.…show more content…
Houston and his troops march outside of Harrisburg to prepare for war with Santa Anna and his men for a final battle. Colonel Sherman, one of Houston’s officers defied Houston’s orders and sent his calvalry into fight which almost cost them the war. While all this is going on the Wycoff family go into town to buy some farmland. While living on the newly bought farmland, the family is murdered by the Comanches. Their slave Nate, carries the only survivor of the Wycoff family into town. Nate also warns the empresario Buckley of the attack. Then the empresario enlists Hays and Bigfoot, who are being held as prisoners at the moment, to protect the town. Also Emily is trying to get out of a bad situation at that time because Santa Anna finds her pistol in their bed, and he thinks that she is trying to kill…show more content…
It all started with the Rangers as a distraction and they blow up Vince’s bridge. While both of the armies are fighting each other, Emily tries to kill Santa Anna, but he flees to join the fighting. His men and him are defeated and are forced to surrender. The Texas Army won the battle, and Santa Anna was captured and imprisoned. They held him for ransom, which is Santa Anna’s release for Texas’s independence. During all of this Hays and Bigfoot defend the town of Victoria successfully from the Comanches. They also finally meet up with Deaf Smith and the other Rangers, and become part of the Rangers. All of the Rangers go to rescue Emily who was taken as prisoner by Colonel Portilla at his secret hideout. In episode five, The Rise of the Republic, about two months after the Battle of San Jacinto, Houston is in New Orleans. Houston keeps his promise to Santa Anna who is being held prisoner, to meet with President Jackson to discuss a treaty of peace at the White House in Washington. Then the Rangers end up saving Emily and she goes to live with people that live on the farmland. Then Deaf Smith of the Rangers died, which was very very sad for everyone. She then puts herself up to be a slave. Then Houston comes to town and saves Emily from being a slave, and they end up
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