It became a makeshift fortification for Indians and rebels. Since the Alamo was also centrally located, it became a crossroads for siege and battle. When the Commander of the Alamo, William B. Travis realized that Santa Anna and his Mexican troops had surprised them at the Alamo, he decided to write a letter asking for help from men in Texas communities. Having not seen any help arrive for several days, he finally on day 8 got 32 more volunteers to help them which brought their number to almost 200 volunteer defenders. Also fighting for their territory was Davy Crockett a congressman from Tennessee and frontiersman and
His family was severely poor. They ended up selling the farm in 1807. His father had passed away shortly before the selling. They moved to a new farm in Baker Creek, Tennessee. He abandoned his home in the year of 1809, at the age of 16.
Some people would say that Andrew Jackson was a terrible president because he made the Indians move and he abused the power to veto to try and take more control over congress. Instead of running on a party platform Andrew Jackson appealed to the people. Andrew Jackson got people more involved with presidential elections and won their votes with all of his public exposure. Today presidential elections are held like Andrew Jackson making him the first modern president. Andrew Jackson was president from March 4 1829 to March 4
Fort Sumter is in South Carolina and Major Robert Anderson was commanded at the time of the civil war who ultimately lost the battle of Fort Sumter. The battle of Fort Sumter took place in April 12, 1861 and Anderson surrendered on next day April 13. There were no casualties during the battle of Fort Sumter. Strangely, no soldiers were killed in battle. Before Anderson and Soldiers leave the fort, soldiers fired 100-gun salute and during the salute, one soldiers was killed and another mortally wounded by occurring exploding cartridge.
After one year, he resigned from his senate post so he could have a job closer to home, like a judge of Tennessee’s Superior Court. In 1802 Jackson challenged Governor John Sevier for election as the major general in command of the state militia. Jackson beat him for the general role, but the aftermath brought them to another duel. After that, Jackson became well known for his temper. The most notorious is the affair in 1806, which began with a misunderstanding over a horse race, and it ended with a duel with pistols between Andrew Jackson and Charles Dickinson.
Right after Pancho Villa’s famous raid on Columbus, New Mexico, 1916, U.S army general John J. tried to capture Pancho Villa in a nine month search but they unsuccessfully failed to find him. The Mexicans helped Villa hide when the Army would come close to him. Their even more about that later Villa retired in 1920 and was given a large estate which he was turned into a “military colony” for his fellow soldiers. It was during this time that Doroteo Arango began using the name Francisco "Pancho" Villa. "Pancho" is a common nickname for "Francisco."
On May 18, 1539, Hernando de Soto and his crew finally departed for Florida. On May 25, a mere seven days later, Hernando de Soto finally arrived in what would later become Tampa Bay, Florida. When De Soto arrived, he had brought with him, 13 head of swine. By the time he died three years later, his men had accumulated 700 pigs, not counting those that had been eaten, traded with the Natives, and that had run away (Gillespie 4). Hernando and his men came to North America searching for gold.
Thesis Statement and Main Ideas: Wyatt Earp I was the only man to walk away from that gunfight not injured or dead. Some call that gun fight the most famous gunfight in American history. I was born March 19th, 1848 in Monmouth, Illinois. I was a middle child, being the third of Nicholas and Virginia Ann Earp’s five sons. I ran away several times in my childhood to join the Union army, but never succeeded.
They were very exquisite wagon that took eight oxen to pull one wagon. With all of the wagons and oxen ready they all took off toward Independence, Missouri. One of the Donner’s was 62 and had moved five times before settling in Springfield, Illinois. He and his brother Jacob decided to make another commute to California which would sadly be their last. Ironically the same day that the Donner party the Hasting’s prepared to go east from California to see what his shortcut was like.
Dwight enrolled as a soldier even though his parents were against war. Dwight graduated from West Point in 1915.After college he became Second Lieutenant of Fort Sam Houston. Soon after he graduated from college he married Mamie Doud. In that same year he was promoted to First Lieutenant of Fort Sam Houston. he had a son named Doud Eisenhower who died of Scarlet Fever at the age of 3.
Wilmer McLean and the Annoying War Wilmer McLean could not escape the Civil war. His plantation ravaged by battle twice, forcing him to move south, only to have General Lee surrender in his front parlor. He could rightfully claim, “The war began in my front yard and ended in my front parlor.” Not much is known about Wilmer McLean’s early life, as he was, in history’s eye, mostly insignificant. He operated the Kerr & McLean wholesale and retail grocery in Yorkshire, a county in Virginia named after home county of English native Richard Blackburn who had established the plantation in the early 1700s, and was unmarried until he was 38. Not once did he expect to have himself and his household haunted by an upcoming war.
Andrew Jackson Andrew Jackson served as the 7th President of the United States of America from March 4, 1829 – March 4, 1837. Born on March 15th 1767 on the border of North and South Carolina, Although Jackson said he was from South Carolina. Before we get into Jackson actually Presidency let me first inform you on the crazy journey that led him there. Jackson was the son of Irish Immigrants, and didn’t receive much formal schooling growing up. When he was 13 the British invaded the Carolinas and in the battling of it his mother and 2 brothers died, as a result we see where Jackson got his unresolved indifference towards Great Britain.
Sam Houston was a soldier and politician famous for his act of bringing Texas into the United States as a constituent state.Independence from Mexico was sealed with his victory from Mexico.Sam Houston was born in Virginia and he was also a congressman,lawyer,and senator in tennessee. Sam Houston moved to Texas in 1832 and became a part of the conflict between U.S Settlers and the Mexican government.Houston was became a commander of the settlers local army.In April 1836 Sam Houston and his army conquered Mexican General Santa Anna at San Jacinto to fortify Texan independence.He became president in 1836 through a vote also in 1841, then became as a senator after Texas joined the U.S. and became a state in 1845.Sam Houston eventually got a town named after him and even a county.Sam Houston was a great commander,but a better Hero to Texas and all america. David (Davy) Crockett was born in 1786 to a family of pioneers who lived on Nolichucky River in a east part of Tennessee.His family constantly followed a western settlement.They moved three times by the age of twelve.When he was an adult and he also had a family he went west and settled in northwest
Pease first ran for governor in 1851 but dropped from the race two weeks before elections happened. He was elected on his next two elections in 1853 and in 1855. In 1854, he sent some rangers to deal with some problematic attacks on the Mexican Freight Carriers in South Texas, also known as the Cart War. A border war with Mexico in 1855 was narrowly averted across the Rio Grande after mounted participants chased a group of raiding Lipan Apaches. Also, he funded for establishing a hospital for the mentally disabled and proper schools for the blind and deaf.
The Seminole tribe gave the American Army a run for their money. Not wanting to migrate west because of the Upper Creeks, the Seminole tribe fought and killed to keep their roots planted. Eventually coming to the battle of the second Seminole war. After the loss of many men, the war ended and many Native Americans were sent to reservations in the west. A b c d e f g h I j k l m n o p q u r s t u v q Major Dade led seven officers and “110 men” on a march towards the Seminole Indians from Fort Brooke, which is present day Tampa.