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.
In the Beginning of Sam Houston’s life he was born on March 2, 1793 in Tennessee. Then from 1813-1814 he fought in the Creek War then soon after that in 1827 he became the Governor of Tennessee. Then Sam Houston won the battle of San Jacinto and captured Santa Anna then gained independence from Mexico. Then became governor of Texas in 1832. Sam Houston was chosen to be the commander in chief of the Texas army.
Santa Ana convinced President Polk that, if allowed to come back to United Mexican States, he would finish the war on terms that would be considered favorable to the us. However, once he arrived, he straight off double-crossed President Polk by taking management of the Mexican army and leading it into battle. At the Battle of Buena Vista in February 1847, Santa Ana suffered serious casualties and was forced to withdraw. Despite the loss, he assumed the Mexican presidency the next
The Battle of Horseshoe Bend had a major significant impact on the expansion of the United States. This battle ended the Creek War successfully with General Andrew Jackson clearing the Mississippi Territory for the American expansion. This endeavor catapulted his career and made him the one our memorable Presidents. General Jackson knew what would advance his career and this was obviously it. I believe he was motivated by competition with fellow officer, General John Coffee, and what happened to him as a child when he encountered the Indians for the first time.
O’Sullivan was an American columnist whom was known for his use of the term, “manifest destiny,” which promoted the annexation of Texas to the United States. He argues that the adverse attitude toward Texas’ independence from Mexico needs to end. In this article, O’Sullivan also expands on the importance of the growth of the country throughout the continent. It further acknowledges the freedom of Texas as not a rebellion, but by abandonment from Mexico. John O’Sullivan sees the future of America expanding into California and Mexico becoming a country without a real government.
Originally, the state of Texas was once part of the Spanish government after Mexico won its independence from Spain in 1821. They took the lone star state with them, but not for long. Just over fifteen years later in 1836, Texas was born, and for nine years it stayed a country of its own until it agreed to join the U.S. in 1845. Throughout time, people from all over the world moved to Texas. The first settler, Moses Austin, a native of Connecticut, left his unsuccessful business in Missouri and moved to Texas, but died after filing a formal settlement with the then Mexican government
How the Mexicans looked at it is that the United States just took the invaded the land and took it from them. The “Mexican government learned of the treaty signed between Texas and the United States in April 1844” (Velasco-Marquez). President Polk sent General Zachary Taylor to the Rio Grande across from the city of Matamoros. The Mexicans thought that the U.S was planning on attacking them so Mexico “reaffirmed the instruction to protect the border” (Velasco-Marquez). “Mexico, on achieving her independence of the Spanish Crown… decreed the abolition of human slavery within her dominions, embracing the provents of Texas” (Summers).
The story of Douglas McArthur began in 1880. From birth until death, Douglas McArthur was an army man. When McArthur was young, his father was in command of an infantry unit in New Mexico. Later on, McArthur fought in the Union Army and won the Congressional Medal of Honor after leading an assault up the Missionary Ridge in Tennessee. McArthur went to West Texas Military Academy and later attended West Point, thriving in the strict military-based environment and graduating with honors.
Texas played a major part in the Civil War and The election of Abraham Lincoln in 1860 caused a big stir not only to the Southern border states, but also to Texas. Texas was pretty much a slave state so the election of Abraham Lincoln brought belief to the Texans that slavery might get abolished. At the time, Texas and all the Southern states were still
Not surprisingly powerful people and governments still try to dictate where people can and cannot settle. This is evident in the case of the Texas Mexico border. After the United States acquired a large swath of land from France in the Louisiana Purchase, the Mexican government encouraged thousands of citizens to settle in north Mexico. The thinking was that this would create a buffer zone in the event that the United States would try to settle in the region. However, this backfired as the settlers, in what is now Texas, declared independence in 1836.
Before Abraham joined the army, his friends tried to talk him into becoming a candidate for the state legislature. Encouraged by their faith, he announced his candidacy in March, 1832. He came home from the Black Hawk war only 2 weeks before the election. He was defeated with 277 out of 300 for votes. He thought of studying law, but thought he couldn 't succeed without a better education.
By the wars end, he dedicated himself to assisting blacks as they made their transition from slavery to freedom (219). Sadly, one year after the Civil war ended, he passed away from a fever at the age of thirty. His final son, James Thomas Rapier was a hellion in his younger years, but he found God and became a teacher in Canada while living with his uncle Henry Thomas. After the war he returned to Nashville and became politically active on the behalf of freedmen and women (222) and also equal rights for all men without regard to color (232). He was the key actor in pushing through the Civil Rights Act of 1875.
Samuel Houston is an important figure in history because of his military leadership, his presidency in the Republic of Texas, and his contributions as a Senator. He was born on March 2, 1793 as the 5th child of Major Samuel Houston and Elizabeth Paxton (tshaonline.org). After Major Houston's death, Elizabeth decided to take her family to Tennessee where Sam and his siblings grew up (shalhp 96). As a curios child, Sam came across an English-speaking Cherokee while walking into the woods; he became friends with them and later lived with the Cherokees where he was named Co-lon-neh or the Raven in English (lsl 17-28). In 1813, he joined the U.S. Army and fought alongside the Cherokees and under the leadership of General Andrew Jackson in the battle
John Hancock made the world a better place in many ways. But he didn't make the world a better place by doing one thing….. he did many things. For example, he was a merchant, statesman and a prominent Patriot of the American Revolutionary War. He also served as president of the Second Continental Congress and was the first and third Governor of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
Ma and Pa Ferguson both left a mark in history when they were Texas governor. I would like to cover who they were, what they did, when it happened, and why they are important. Miriam Amanda Wallace also known as Ma Ferguson born June 13, 1875 in Bell County Texas. Once she graduated high school she attended college at Baylor college for women in Belton. She is also the first women to be Texas governor and the first women to have two separate terms.