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The Alamo
I. One would not believe that you could lose a battle, but win a war. Although, one group of people did just that. The Texans all died at the battle of the Alamo against the Mexicans. The Alamo was originally a church that was named after nearby Alamo trees. It was home to the battle of the Alamo that was a momentum shift for the battle of Texas Independence. Any American historian should visit the Alamo to discover its original purpose, learn about the battle of the Alamo, and understand its influence on Texas Independence.
II. The function of the Alamo was to be a Christian church.
A. The Alamo was established in 1718.
1. It was built by Spanish Franciscan friars
2. Spanish Franciscan friars are basically Christians from Spain.
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The Battle lasted 13 days.
3. Every Texan in the Alamo died and the Texans lost.
IV. The Battle of the Alamo later led to Texas independence.
A. The Battle of the Alamo wasn’t the only battle between the Texans and Mexicans.
1. The first battle was the battle of Gonzales.
2. After the Battle of Gonzales was the battle of Concepcion.
B. After the Battle of the Alamo was the battle of San Jacinto.
1. It was a surprise attack by the Texans who took hundreds of Mexicans as prisoner, including General Santa Anna.
2. The phrase “Remember the Alamo” was the battle cry during the battle of San Jacinto.
3. The Texans won, winning Texas independence.
C. Texas became a state after winning the battle of San Jacinto.
1. On December 29, 1845 Texas entered the United States.
2. Texas entered the U.S. as the 28th state.
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. Although the Texans lost the battle of the Alamo, they later won independence. Through grit and determination, they gained what they had been fighting towards for a long
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