A man named William Barret Travis was a very important part during the Texas Revolution. William B. Travis was an American teacher, lawyer and soldier. He was the Texas commander at the Alamo and had one of the most well known documents in Texas history. Although he sadly passed at a young age, he still had a giant contribution during the Texas Revolution and had many accomplishments during his short life span.
During the Elizabethan Era, weapons were as common as the cloud, however the distribution in quality was separated by monetary values. The rich, upper class, nobles were well taught, and carried along with them weapons that suited their image. The rapier, for example, as mentioned by Bull ”Are the underlying source of nobles” (pg 72.) However, at the opposite end of the spectrum lies the dagger. A common crass weapon used by many of the lower class individuals. Pricing was relatively inexpensive, and it served its functions in the following years of warfare between Spain and Great Britain known as the Anglo-Spanish war.
Bowie was born in logan county, kentucky 1796, april 10. The bowie family always moved to a small town, farm, or piece of land.they first moved to missouri then in 1802 they moved to louisiana where he spent most of his childhood. James bowie was raised and baptized in a catholic church. At the age of thirteen jims father rezin bowie fought in the american revolution. In the lands they moved to there were no schools. So none of the children went to school, yet they learned how to read, write, and do arithmetic from lessons taught by jim 's mom elve. james loved hunting, fishing, family traditions, riding horses, catching alligators, and trapping bears.
Jose Antonio Navarro was a very important man because he was involved in the Texas Revolution. He was born on February 27, 1795, and he was sent to Saltillo, Mexico as a young child, and injured his leg that didn 't heal properly which caused him to have a limp. The same year he injured his leg father died from a severe illness. He learned the merchant trade which was his father´s occupation, and has his own trade post, but specialized in Mexican Law. Which didn´t really make any sense. He met his future wife named Margarita de la Garza at his merchant stand, and immediately fell in love. Jose and Margarita has a daughter named Maria Casimira del Carmen in the spring of 1817. He was happy about there being a new trade port on the coast of Texas at La Bahia, because he thought he could open a new trade post to help raise money for his family, which did not work because the other merchants would not let him sell near them, because, they thought he would out-sell them, which he did.
Gregorio Esparza was born in San Antonio de Béxar his birth name was José Maria Esparza. He is known as a defender of the Alamo. He was born on February 25, 1802. Gregorio married Anna Salazar whom he had a daughter and three sons. All of Gregorio Esparza’s family was present during the siege of the Mexican Army but only one of his sons Enrique Esparza was one of the eyewitnesses to see his father’s death. During the siege Enrique hid in a pile of hay where he witnessed the death of his father. It is because of his son’s eyewitness account that we know about Gregorio Esparza’s heroic death and what he did for the State of Texas. From the information gathered from Enrique, we have come to find out that Gregorio Esparza was the only body not burned into pyres at the siege of the Alamo. The Mexican Army’s siege of the Alamo took place February 23, 1836- March 6, 1836.
The movie The Alamo is based on the Texas independence. The Battle of the Alamo was when Texans, commanded by Colonel William Travis, James Bowie, and Davy Crockett, were trapped in an abandoned church. The Mexican Army of nearly 1,500 soldiers under the command of General Santa Anna attacked them. Toward the end of the movie during the Battle of San Jacinto where General Sam Houston and his men took on the battered soldiers of Santa Anna’s army. This battle later led to the independence of Texas.
Life is a short four lettered word which blows in the wind and silences everyone at once when it finally ends. What keeps you holding on is your faith; faith that things will get better and they do indeed. Your faith is what keep holding on which ties into your religion; moreover, the God(s) you believe in. Furthermore, everyone has pressured events in life which changes them for the best or worst; moreover, these events change our course of life and ] affect our future. As an example, Langston Hughes, as a child, was pressured to believe something he did not simply believe because he was sought out as a outcast. A outcast for not feeling the spirit enough or seeing Jesus; his spirit not feeding on Jesus and ashamed of himself for not being
Jesse James was a very horrible man that a lot of people looked up to for some reason. He was into a lot of criminal activity that got him into some trouble. Not with just the law but with other people as well, so he always had to keep a lookout for people that looked suspicious. But one day he didn't keep a good enough eye out and it got him in trouble. So here are the events that lead up to Jesse James criminal career and eventually his death.
In the poem “I, Too”, the author Langston Hughes illustrates the key aspect of racial discrimination faces against the African Americans to further appeals the people to challenge white supremacy. He conveys the idea that black Americans are as important in the society.
One of the most significant conflicts little known in history is the Battle of San Jacinto and is considered the most critical dispute of the Texas Revolution (Williams, 2014). On April 21, 1836, General Sam Houston launched a surprise attack against the Mexican army. The event took place near present day Houston, Texas and only lasted a total of eighteen minutes. The Mexican army was led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. The Texans thoroughly routed the superior Mexican force at the Battle of San Jacinto and captured hundreds of Mexican soldiers including Santa Anna. “In exchange for his freedom, Santa Anna signed a treaty recognizing Texas’ independence” (Battle of San Jacinto, 2015). General Houston and his army were heavly inspired for victory following the massacres at the Alamo and Goliad. Santa Anna lost the Battle of San Jacinto due his previous viciousness, arrogance, and misuse of intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) assets effectively. Had Santa Anna not made these mistakes, the Battle of San Jacinto would have turned out differently and Texas may have not won its independence from Mexico (Wright, n.d.).
When people think of an epic hero, do they think of an epic hero as being only a story-base character or can they be real people? Miguel Hidalgo certainly fits the epic hero exemplar. He has strong enough qualities that can support an answer stating that, real people are able to represent an epic hero. Most people define an epic hero as “brave and noble character in an epic poem, admired for great achievements or affected by grand events”(The Definition). Miguel Hidalgo can be seen as an epic hero in modern society because he has courage, has affected many people from his actions, and rose to a high position.
Our life is defined by our accomplishments and failures. Sometimes the only thing that is remembered about a person seems to be the failures. We often hear of great Generals from Robert E. Lee to George Patton and many others that have stood out in the course of history. There is one man nonetheless that seems to hold the title of “Greatest Failure in History”. This is the case with General George Armstrong Custer.