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. The Alamo starred many important people. The main characters in the movie were Colonel W. Travis, J. Bowie, D. Crockett, and Santa Anna. Colonel Travis was the commander of the army. While he was preparing to the leave for battle, he got a divorce. He got to keep his son. He couldn’t take his son to battle so he told a family to look after him. James Bowie, he was a …show more content…
It had no roof and hardly and support. It had walls on the outside but they were thin. They had to reinforce them. James Bowie had typhoid pneumonia by now. He couldn’t do any fighting. He was very sick. The Mexican Army tried several attacks on the Texans, but failed everytime. The Americans were going to Mexico to declare Texas independence. The Americans want to be independent. The Mexicans did not want them to be. Colonel Travis sent letters to Sam Houston. He told him to get men ready and come in to help. Houston waited until it was just the right time. They would launch attacks on the Texans. They tried over and over. The Texans held them off. One night Santa Anna told his troops to get ready. They were going to attack the Texans during the middle of the Night. They were all in position. Davy heard them. The war was on now. They went back and forth for a while. The Mexican Army was to powerful. Colonel Travis was dead. The Mexicans came into their base and destroyed them. Jim Bowie was stabbed to death. They had to
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On the other hand, the Indians did not know there were many women inside. Although out numbered, the militia was spared because word got back to the Indians that the Kentucky Militia was on the way. Lieutenant Colonel Daniel Boone was pat of the defense leadership. The Militia followed
In The (2004) movie The Alamo we see the battle that led up to the defeat of Texan soldiers in their defense of the Alamo from the Mexican Army led by the Dictator Santa Anna. This film was in some ways very accurate but in other ways had great inaccuracies On February 23, 1836, The Mexican army arrived outside the Alamo and waged a siege on the Spanish mission. The Alamo was defended by a mixed group of Texians and Tejanos who fought and defended the Alamo against a force vastly larger than their own for 13 days viewing it as the key to the defense of Texas. The defenders of the Alamo were led by William B. Travis and was joined by many famous individuals of the time such as Jim Bowie, and David Crockett.
Ever since Americans settled in then Mexican Texas in 1800s, they feuded with their Mexican neighbors over political and religious views. The Settlers finally had it with Mexico after it went from a federalist government to a centralist which resulted in the Texas revolutionary war. To combat the revolt Mexico’s own President, Santa Anna led his generals and forces to end the conflict. The newly formed Republic of Texas gave General Sam Houston command of the Texan Army. The Texans fought well but they were forced to deal with bad conditions, to put it short, they were undersupplied and undermanned.
The Anglos and Tejanos were unwilling to abide by Mexican immigration laws, hence their fight for independence from Mexican rule. This is when Tejanos faced a test of conflicting their loyalty to the Mexican government: should they fight alongside Texas Anglos for independence? Or side with commanding General Antonio Lopez de Santa
When you hear “Remember the Alamo” you always think of that pivotal moment in the Texas Revolution. The drawing the line in the dirt story that Travis “drew” for those to either stay and fight or go as they chose. Well, this is about the women that decided to stay after that line was drawn. There is a lot of controversy on who were the actual survivors of the Alamo. As history is told after the battle of the Alamo, General Santa Anna spared the women, children and Travis’ slave named Joe.
The Battle of the Alamo was an important part of the Texas Revolution. The battle lasted 13 days and the siege was led by General Lopez de Santa Anna (nickname “The Napoleon of the West or The Eagle”). The Alamo was a former Spanish religious outpost, but it was converted to a fort by the expelled Mexican army, and it was well equipped to handle attacks by native trbies but not large military armies. The Texians without supplies and lack of man power asked the government for help but was unable to get any due to the fact that the Texian government was in uncertainty. Sam Houston did could not help with sparing men or supplies so he sent Colonel James Bowie to dismantle the Alamo and retrieve any firepower that was left behind from the Mexican
During the six month conflict of the Texas Revolution, there were many gruesome battles. This was a direct result of the lack of compromise between Mexico and Texas. The Battle of the Alamo was a turning point in the war, and resulted in the victory that allowed Texas to gain independence from Mexico because every Texan soldier died, which caused more Texans to fight back
This also pushes Sam Houston and his small army to push forward; his army on the run, also represents the road back stage. This all leads up to the resurrection stage, which is the Battle of San Jacinto. Fueled on by the famous war cry, “Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!” Houston’s small army ambushed the large Mexican army and secured victory and Independence in the Treaty of Velasco for themselves, thus completing the Hero’s Journey with return with the
Amy Blakney Coach Tyler American History 20 March 2017 Texas Rising In Texas Rising there are many battles between the Texas Army and the Mexican Army. The Texas Rangers and Army were under the command of General Sam Houston. The Mexican Army was under the command of General Santa Anna. General Houston and his men fought endlessly against the Mexican Army to gain independence for Texas.
It was April 25, 1846. The Mexican military invaded Texas, a disputed territory. When the U.S. military came to attack, the Mexicans killed 16 Americans. This is one of the many events leading to the Mexican American War. The Mexican-American War was a major war over Mexico’s land.
Rebel,Miguel Hidalgo took to the pulpit in the town of Dolores and told his flock that the time had come to take up arms against the Spanish. In minutes, he had an army of ragged but determined followers. This big army arrived at the mining city of Guanajuato, where all of the Spaniards and colonial officials had locked themselves inside. The bad thing that followed was one of the ugliest of Mexico's struggle for independence. The battle of Monte de las Cruces With Guanajuato in piles behind them, the big rebel army led by Miguel Hidalgo and Ignacio Allende set their sights on Mexico City.
Jesús Velasco-Márquez, a modern-day Mexican professor of studies wrote an article in 2006 about the Mexican-American War. He said, “US historians refer to this event as ‘The Mexican-American War’, while in Mexico, we prefer to use the term ‘The U.S. Invasion... From Mexico’s point of view, the annexation of Texas to the United States was inadmissible for both legal and security reasons. ’’’ (Velasco-Márquez, 12). During the time of the independence of Texas, Mexico was ruled by the dictator General Antonio López de Santa Anna.
The result of this battle led to a massacre of Texans and Tejanos, and was later the start of the Mexican-American war. Now there isn't concrete information on the “battle” of the Alamo, but pieces of it are put into the 13 Days of Glory. Now the 13 days of Glory were just the initial battle for the Alamo. Day one, General Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna arrives at the Alamo and the Texans and Tejanos prepare for battle.
San Patricio summary: The battle of San Patricio was a minor battle fought on February 27, 1836 at 3:00 A.M between Mexican troops and rebellious immigrants who moved to TX, known as “Texians”. Santa Anna had recently appointed himself as dictator, and the Texians did not like that, so they rebelled. Earlier, Francis W. Johnson and Dr. James Grant had secretly stolen horses and held Mexican troops captive in San Patricio, Texas, but General Jose Urrea came to know about it through one of his many spies. The General then led around 400 of his men during the night to get back the horses and Mexican troops, and told all of the people loyal to Mexico in San Patricio to leave a candle burning in the front of their house as a sign to spare their life. It so happened that