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.
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.
Sam Houston is undoutabley a hero in many ways. He possess heroic traits such as intelligence, boldness, bravery, and compassion. But in my opinion, his most heroic decision of all was when he voted against the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854.
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.
History Channel’s Texas Rising is a historical drama that follows the fight for Texas independence after the Battle of the Alamo and the rise of the Texas Rangers. It shows how General Sam Houston leads a group of Texas Rangers into a war against General Santa Anna. General Houston and the Rangers fight against insuperable odds to defeat the Mexicans and gain independence. The miniseries is enthralling to watch with compelling characters and an engaging storyline. However, Texas Rising is not historically accurate. It is not a good show to watch if someone wants accurate information on the Mexican War. Texas Rising covers the Mexican War and the rise of the Texas Rangers, and while it’s fascinating to watch, it is not historically accurate.
Sam Houston was a fighting soldier, he is popular for putting his hard work and dedication into making the state Texas into the United States as a constituent state. Sam worked and fought so hard, he was considered the father of Texas. His commitment and continuous labor along with his men conquered Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna in the Battle at San Jacinto to lock in the independence of Texas from Mexico. He put so much effort into Texas that he performed duties as the senator and Governor after Texas became a state in 1845. Houston spent most of his time growing up in Tennessee, then went to Cherokee country. Living with the Cherokee Indians taught him a lot of values and beliefs about life. He was exposed to a lot, and that made
There are many similarities and differences between the Alamo and the Goliad Massacre. Ranging from content to people they differ. From an outcome side, they are similar, yet extremely different. Both battles have affected how Texas is today.
The very rapid growth of the colonies made the Mexican leaders very nervous and insecure. Their attempt to protect the territory by stopping immigration into Texas caused a rebellion. This continuous conflict led to revolution and independence. The Law of April 6, 1830, expressed the Mexican policy of stopping the further colonization of Texas by American settlers. The law proposed to make the empresario contracts that had not been finished yet void and prohibited settlement of immigrants in territory next to their native countries. This in turn made it apply only to Texas and the United States. By some magical chance, Stephen managed to keep his own colonies. In the meantime; however, military attempts to enforce the Law of April 6, 1830,
Jean Laffite was an American patriot, a famous pirate, and, a traitor to all.Laffite has spied for Britain, Spain, and America. Jean betrayed all but America. He was one of the best spies the united states had had at the time. He could hire other people to do his spying instead of risking his own life, but he did it all by himself. Jean Laffite was most likely born in St. Malo, France; most likely between the years 1780-81. And he died between the years of 1824-25. Jean had run away as a kid to join a ship crew. Jean was among the most notorious of the pirates. But, to america, he is known mostly as an American patriot. He helped fight for texas independence. He supplied our troops with men, and also supplied our troops with weapons. He had
Originally born Enrique Barbosa Gonzalez, Henry B. Gonzalez was a member of the Texas Senate and the first Mexican American from Texas to be elected to the House of Representatives. Henry B. was a highly revered and outspoken Congressman that established a national reputation for public service and for his advocacy of economic justice and equality for all Americans (Henry B. Gonzalez - Voice of the People). He accomplished so many achievements that left their mark in American by shaping the economy and society in the last half of the twentieth century.
His wife Mildred outlived him by 17 years, dying in 1983 and she is resting next to him. Reopened in 2007, the courtroom of the Williamson County Courthouse where Moody tried his famous case against the KKK was completely restored to its 1920’s appearance. It is free and open to the public in Georgetown, Texas. Daniel Moody Jr. was a very influential southern gentleman who contributed to many important events in history such as the WWI, a KKK case in 1923, and being the youngest Governor in the state of Texas
Samuel “Sam” Houston was born in Virginia 1793 and died in 1863. He became a lawyer, congressman, and senator in Tennessee. Sam joined the growing conflict between the U.S. and the Mexican government and became commander of the local army when he moved to Texas in 1832. On April 21, 1836, at the San Jacinto Sam and his men defeated Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna in just 18 minutes. He was voted for president in 1836 and in 1841. Then he became a senator after Texas became a state in 1845. He was the governor in 1859 but removed after the secession of Texas in 1861. Interested in land Sam journeyed to Texas in 1832. Also attempting to negotiate with the Texas Indians for both the Cherokee and the United States. Afterward he was
Have you ever heard of Davy Crockett? Davy Crockett was a big part of Texas history. He was involved in important Texas events. His most famous event that he was in was the Battle of the Alamo, which is an accomplishment. Therefore, Davy Crockett was an important figure to Texas history because of his life accomplishments from his early life to after his death.
History have shown many rebels fights for what they believed in. They fought for their freedom, their rights, and their dignity. But there are some people who selflessly fought for others, and one of them is Mark Twain. Samuel Langhorne Clemens or Mark Twain was born November 30, 1835 in Florida, Missouri. He is one of the most iconic figure in literary. Besides being famous for his books, he’s also rebellious, writing articles that uses satire to ridicule the imperial system of the US government. Aside from being anti-imperialist, he is against racism, published many books that were controversial because it’s contains racist language although it’s main purpose was to show the life of a boy on a slave state.
The term Caudillo is somewhat elusive due to the overwhelming variances in human nature. What exactly do I mean by this? The term is used to define human beings and in general definitions are a generalization of what things are. However when we begin to attempt to define different individual people the task becomes much more challenging. For this body of work the term Caudillo will be loosely defined as a person male in gender usually with strong masculine qualities. Who also has proved themselves perhaps in battle or is incredibly persuasive with speech, which allows a rise to the top of the political ladder. Often considered a military dictator oozing with machismo.