Both Sam Houston and Mirabeau Lamar are known as former president’s of the Republic of Texas. They share many similarities, but mostly differ in policy towards Native American’s. For example, many of their differences have nothing to do with their views but of the way they act a certain way. Houston was known to be more extravagant in all that he did, he dressed really nice and had a frontier reputation. On the other hand Lamar was more kept to himself, he didn’t care to be a show off , he rather focus on more relaxing hobbies like reading poetry. Although they had many differences, they were both great leaders, who impacted Texas and left their own marks.
It all started with the ambition to be like his father and understand how to be like him. John Wayne Gacy was born on March 17, 1942. Gacy did not have the best childhood growing up. His father was a drunk and repeatedly beat his siblings and him with a razor strap and was said to have physically assaulted his mother too. Gacy’s sister, Karen, said that they learned to toughen up and not cry during the beatings.
Jefferson Davis was born on June 3, 1808 in Christian County Kentucky. He was the tenth child of Samuel Davis and Jane Cook Davis. He was heavily influenced by oldest brother Joseph who made sure that he had a good education. He attended a state college in Kentucky before enrolling in the U.S. Military academy at West Point in 1824. He performed only adequately in school but came out 23rd in his class in 1828.
Rezin Bowie was James Bowie father. Bowie was born in Burke County Georgia. Bowie's father was a man of strong minded and sound of judgement. Bowie's mother was a pious and excellent lady, and from her it is thought that the kids have inherited her remarkable energy of character. Bowie had 4 siblings that were named Viz, David, Rezin P., John J,and Stephen. When James Bowie got older he was involved in the legendary Sandbar Duel Louisiana ,Two men, Samuel Levi Wells, and Dr. Thomas Maddox, had agreed to a duel, and each man had brought several seconds along. Bowie was there on behalf of Wells.
In the Massacre at Goliad, Mexico marched 300 Texas prisoners into a field and killed over 290 of them. On April 21, 1836 in Harris County, Texas, the Battle of San Jacinto became the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. General Sam Houston led the Texan Army and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in just 20 minutes. About 630 Mexican soldiers were killed and 730 captured, and only 9 Texans died. The President of Mexico, Santa Anna was captured the next day and held as a prisoner of war. He signed the peace treaty for the Mexican army to leave the region and paving the way for the Republic of Texas to become an independent country. The treaties were not specifically recognize Texas as a Sovereign nation, but stipulated that Santa Anna was to lobby for such recognition in Mexico City. Sam Houston became a national celebrity and became etched into Texan history and legend. But this era gives the massive distrust of central government to the United
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.
Have you ever wondered if Antonio López de Santa Anna was really the bad guy in the Alamo story? I have done a lot of research on Santa Anna and I think you will figure out a lot more interesting facts about Santa Anna that most people do not know right off the top of their head. Did you know that he was the president of Mexico 11 times? Or how about do you even know the story of the Alamo? Well, if you don’t then don”t worry ,just read this paper and by the end you will know more about the Mexican president Antonio López de Santa Anna than the average Texan.
Andrew Jackson was born to modest parents in a small village in the Carolinas after moving from Ireland. At thirteen years old, the British captured Andrew during the American Revolution. While under the control of a British officer, Andrew refused to perform a task directed toward him and he was
Following the War of 1812 between the United States and Britain, American slave owners came to Florida in search of runaway African slaves and Indians. These Indians, known as the Seminole, and the runaway slaves had been trading weapons with the British throughout the early 1800s and supported Britain during the War of 1812. From 1817-1818, the United States Army invaded Spanish Florida and
He was born on July 13, 1821, in Chapel Hill, Tennessee. He lived with his father, William Forrest, who was a skilled blacksmith (Bio 1). He was known as a small-town kid who was extremely poor. He had no money to be able to go to school and receive a basic education. Instead he learned skills of hunting, tracking, and survival basics. Unfortunately, Nathans father died when he was only sixteen (bio 1). He later moved to his uncle’s home to work for him at a tailor shop in Mississippi. But as he was working for his uncle, Nathan lost another family member. His uncle was killed in a street fight over a disagreement in business. Nathan then sought after the men who killed his uncle killing two and hurting two more (Tilinghast 3).
He joined the Continental Army in 1775 with some of the other students he went to school with. He was stationed as an officer, and in June he and 24 men were supposed to raid the arsenal at Governor’s Palace, and were successful. One of James Monroe’s accomplishments
From 1954 to 1968, African Americans went through a very tough time as the civil rights movement took place. Everyone in the South were being segregated by race, and there were marches, and strikes, and there were tons of other things going on at the time. Many people of the U.S. had a part in this movement, especially the thirty-sixth president of the United States. Lyndon B. Johnson made a huge contribution to the civil rights movement.
Do you know who James Madison is? James Madison was a Founding Father of the United States. He was also the fourth President of the United States, which is a great honor. He did many great things for this country while he was President. James Madison is a very interesting person. This essay will explain James’ personal life, his politics, and even his religion.
In these articles you will learn about a man by the name of James Hemings. Born in the year of 1765 in Guinea, Cumberland County, Virginia. James Hemings was a mixed of a quarter of African blood and three quarters of European blood. James’ mother Elizabeth (Betty) Hemings. Betty was also of mixed blood born into slavery her master Martha Eppes. Eppes married John Wayles becoming his first wife. After two years she gave birth to her only surviving child, Martha Wayles. Sadly the mother died less than a week later. After the death of John Wayles’ third wife, Wayles seek out Betty, she became his concubine. She had six children of John Wayles named; Robert, Peter, Thenia, Critta, Sally and James.