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
3. Texas was delayed from becoming a state because of the likelihood of it becoming a slave state. V. All American historians should experience the Alamo to learn its original purpose, gain knowledge about the battle of the Alamo, and comprehend its influence on Texas independence. As a result of the Alamo, which held the battle of the Alamo, is Texas Independence. It is now a U.S. landmark and has changed the lives of millions of people.
Equality Of Slave During The Reconstruction Era The Civil War was an emotional time for America.The South was destroyed and numerous Americans were killed or injured. Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation had free around 4 million slaves and the south was at a time of chaos. The devastation brought about what had seamed to be an impossible task of Reconstruction. The Reconstruction Era lasted from 1865-1877 and the United states was experiencing massive transformation. President Lincoln had been planing for Reconstruction but was Assassinated one week after the War ended.
Texas Revolution: independent or slavery? Lucila Gareau HIST 1301 Introduction: Outline The Texas Revolution, was a rebellion in late 1835 and early 1836 promoted by the people of Texas, then became a part of northern Mexico, debating and fighting against the Mexican government and military. The rebellion led to the foundation of the independent Republic of Texas. The republic was annexed by the United States as a state in 1845. These events were mainly the causes of the Mexican War between Mexico and the United States, after which Mexico relinquished all demands and land to Texas and much of the present-day southwestern United States.
On June 14, 1864 the three of them made their way to Pine Mountain. After telling their troops to fall back the union sharpshooter’s spotted them and shot off Mini balls. As the generals took off, Polk seemed to drag behind for an unknown reason, some say he was praying. During this time two more shots were fired, one striking polk and practically “splitting him in half.” The generals rushed to get him help, but it was to late, Polk was dead
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."
After this, his four-year commitment to the army was up, he left and did not expect to come back. However, when Confederate troops attacked Fort Sumter in 1861, Captain Grant heard the need and decided to return to service. He was promoted to Brigadier General as the war began. He proved himself through many different battle and strategies, such as the battles of Fort Henry and Fort Donelson. Both of these victories were integral to the war effort and are considered the earliest significant
In 1853, The Gadsden Purchase, a trade between Mexico and the U.S, was completed and the Mesilla Valley was sold to the U.S. for the sum of $10 million. He lost the support of his citizens and was exiled. In total throughout his life, Antonio López de Santa Anna was exiled at least 6 times. He drove back the French and due to shrapnel from a cannon shot, lost his leg. He later hosted a funeral for his leg and somehow his new prosthetic leg was captured and held as a battle trophy!
At this point in the mid 1880’s the native/American wars were basically over due to the calvary advantages. The calvary went on what some people called an extinction event and told all the tribes in America that they would either be sent to reservations or be killed. The bad thing of these battles and wars is that the number of noncombatants that were killed. There were more women and children that were killed on both sides than there were of actual combatants. This is sad because the women and children shouldn’t have been a part of this war yet they were in it more than the fighters
Sam Houston: The Texas Leader Sam Houston is one of the most important leaders in Texas history. He is mostly well known for commanding the army during The Texas Revolution. He also had many other accomplishments. Sam Houston was born on March 2, 1793 onto his parents’ farm in Lexington Virginia. His family was severely poor.
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
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.
The next day, Grant’s army once gain clashed with Beauregard’s. This battle lasted until about mid-day, and resulted in Beauregard retreating to Corinth. This led to the battle of Corinth, which was an easy victory for the Union Army. After the union took over the railroad station, they cut off the supplies that were being taken to the confederate Army. In conclusion, the Battle of Shiloh was a major battle, fought between four major generals.
Around 5 P.M. Jackson released his troops on the right flank. While screaming the “Rebel Yell,” Jackson and his troops devastated the Union 11th corps and pushed them back for 2 miles, however, the feeling of victory was short lived. Stonewall Jackson fell mortally wounded when his own men opened fire on him while he and his fellow leaders of the corps returned from a recon mission to reorganise his troops and find the Union lines because they thought it was a Union charge. The skirmishes and games of wits of the first two days gave way to a huge slugging match on May 3rd on 3 sides of the Chancellorsville intersection. General Hooker abandoned a key position in a move of naϊveness while the Confederate artillery bombarded the surrounding area from a high-ground position.
During his time in the Mexican-American War he had to lead troops into combat. Many people thought that Ulysses was brave for leading the troops into combat. He despised the war because he thought that if the Americans won, it would mainly be for the expansion of slavery. After four years he went back to marry Julia Dent. In six years Ulysses and Julia had four kids.