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
Nine months before Lincoln was assassinated someone else tried to kill Lincoln in August of 1864. The shooter shot and missed, but the bullet landed through his hat, but something had spoiled his shot so he missed the president 's head. It was a dark summer day so that could have been another reason he missed the shot that could have ended Lincoln 's life. The choices changed the United States, but also ended his life. People even tried to kill Lincoln before he became inaugurated because he basically cheated to
George Custer was born on December 5, 1839. He was born in New Rumley, Ohio. George Custer’s full name is George Armstrong Custer. His occupation was being a General, His years of service were till 1861-1876. George was a commander in the American Civil War and the Indian Wars to.
In the year of 1814 Jackson served as Major General during a five month battle against the Creek Indians. The Indians were defeated, and had to sign a treaty agreeing to give up about twenty million acres of their land. The Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians were trying to petition the treaty ,and they even took their case to the Supreme Court. Although the courts ruled the Indians were considered a dependent nation, Jackson enforced his presidential power and pushed the act . Cherokee Indians signed a treaty giving up their land in exchange for territory in Arkansas.
Ulysses S Grant By Omarion Grant Ulysses S Grant was the 18th president of the United States. He was born on April 27, 1822, in Point Pleasant OH. He is an Ohio native he graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in West Point, New York, 1843. then went on to fight in the Mexican-American war.Grant served on April 27, 1822, to July 23, 1886, army in 1864.He commands all of U.S. armies and then pursued the enemy during the Civil War. He won Fort Donelson Shiloh, Vicksburg, the wilderness, Spotsylvania Court House, Cold Harbor, Petersburg, Appomattox Courthouse. April 1861, after the civil war Grant became a colonel of the 21st Illinois.
Dade Massacre Lindley Hill Dr. Davis AMH 2020 Final Paper 20 October 2015 The Dade massacre was a battle between the Seminole Indians and United States Army in December of 1835. Named after Francis L. Dade, who was one of the soldiers killed in battle. At the time, the American government was trying to force the Native Americans out of Florida. Most of the tribes ended up leaving, but not willingly. The Seminole tribe gave the American Army a run for their money.
A wily, peasant-born leader, Villa joined with Emiliano Zapata to keep the spirit of rebellion alive in Mexico and harass the Carranza government. A year later, though, Wilson decided Carranza had made enough steps towards democratic reform to merit official American support, and the president abandoned Villa. Outraged, Villa turned against the United States. In January 1916, he kidnapped 18 Americans from a Mexican train and slaughtered them. A few weeks later, on this day in 1916, Villa led an army of about 1,500 guerillas across the border to stage a brutal raid against the small American town of Columbus, New Mexico.
Stephen F. Austin- led 300 Americans into Texas, founded Texas Rangers, and introduced the first ever Texas Constitution Sam Houston- Defended Texas with his army against Mexico, defeated Santa Anna at the Battle of San Jacinto, and was elected twice as Texas President Jim Bowie- He helped defend the Alamo Davy Crockett- He help defend the Alamo William Travis- He helped defend the Alamo, and wrote a famous letter calling for reinforcement and at the bottom where it says Victory or Death James Fannin- Him and his 300 men (they were reinforcements) were captured and shot at Goliad even though he surrendered. Before James Fannin was shot, he asked for 3 things: he asked for his personal possessions to be sent to his family, to be shot in his
We were part of the First Brigade, Second Division, Second Corps of the Army of the Potomac. On September 17, 1862, we fought at the battle of Antietam, and one of our officers was killed. At the battle of Fredericksburg, which was December 11 to 15, 1862, and the battle of Chancellorsville, which was April 30 to May 6, 1863, we were present but weren’t part of the actual fighting.
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.
Andrew Jackson became the seventh president of the United States in 1829. He ran for president four years prior and lost to John Quincy Adams, however, Jackson came back and ran a second time for president in the next election and redeemed himself by defeating Adams and taking his spot as president. Andrew Jackson came from poverty and worked his way to the top, becoming a young politician by 1812. In 1812 a war broke out between Britain and the United States. Jackson showed great leadership skills during this time and earned widespread fame as a military hero.
Also on that day, Fort San Miguel was capitulated and the British then moved to Fort San Carlos. General Jackson intended to capture Fort San Carlos the following day; however, the British destroyed the fort during the night and run away. On November 14, 1814, Andrew Jackson said to Willie Blount, “…Tremendous explosions told me that the Barancas with all its appendages was blown up…I determined to withdraw my troops, but before I did I had the pleasure to see the British depart.” Very few men were injured or killed in this squabble between the Americans and the British and Spanish. Although this battle was not a very serious one, some historians have said that it was very important in the United States winning the War of 1812. If General Jackson and his men had not run British out of Pensacola so quickly, the British may have had time to plan and take Mobile and possibly New Orleans as well.