“Remember the Alamo!” “In this war, you understand, there are no prisoners.” General Santa Anna told this to his generals after the surrender of Bexar and Cos. Some of the factors leading up to the Battle of the Alamo were the different languages, religions, and different ways of thinking. Americans wanted Manifest Destiny, or the idea that they had a right to move west to Califorina, while Mexicans could barely stay united as a country. Americans took advantage of Mexico’s disabilty to stay together and claimed part of Texas, starting the idea of the Texan Revolution against Mexico. During the Texan Revolution, one of the most important battles was the Alamo or “El Alamo”, named after the cottonwood trees surrounding it.
“Texas will again lift its head and stand among the nations’. Says Sam Houston when the fight for Texas independence began (Texas revolution). At the battle of Gonzales on October 1835, Sam Houston played a major role in fighting for independence, he lead the soldiers of Texas through the battles of gaining independence. He is a politician and a soldier, he was born at timber ridge plantation. On March 11th he joined in at the battle of Gonzales.
The Annexation of Texas in 1844 was the climax of the Mexican-American War. In 1836, Mexico threatened war and President Martin Van Buren refrained from annexing Texas (Office of the Historian). It wasn’t until 1844 that President John Tyler negotiated with the Republic of Texas. The Treaty of Annexation was the tipping point, which caused Mexico to diplomat relations with the United States. However, Tyler fell short of collecting enough Senate votes to ratify the treaty.
Mexicans were attacking small groups of Texans, then working up to a big group. We were being captured and
David and Jeanne Heidler, Old Hickory’s War Andrew Jackson and the Quest for Empire, goes in depth with the unpleasant encounters, disloyalties, and misunderstanding that provides a clear story during this time in History. The Heidler presents a narrative of the dominant figure Andrew Jackson and his determination to execute his goals and involvement in the political and military system. After the War of 1812, Jackson was known as a hero and he continues to gain fame with his successful defeat of the Creek and Seminole war. The battles resulted in the invasion of Spanish Florida and the expansion of the United States. The main purpose of this book is to show Jackson involvement during the historic time.
The main character is an Aztec man named Topilzin who is supposedly the son of the great Aztec leader Montezuma. Early on in the film Topilzin is captured by the Spanish conquistadors in a battle for the temple of Tenochtitlan. Which leads to Friar Diego’s fixation on saving Topilzin soul and trying to successfully convert him. The other conquest is a film that creates a dialogue between the catholic churches involvement in the Spanish conquest of Mexico. The narrative of the other conquest is essentially discussing the struggle
B) Texas belonged to the US, therefore it was only right that the United States defend them. Americans were already settling into Texas and so why shouldn 't Texas just be apart of the US. (Doc. D) In essence, the United States of America fought because of their endangered counterparts in
Essentially, Parker’s story goes back to the beginning of the 1800’s when territorial rivalries still existed between Indian tribes and Americans. (TSHA) On the day May 19 of 1836, Fort Parker received a surprised attack led by the Commanche, Kiowa, and Caddo Indians. During the battle, the Indians killed five members of the Parker family. In addition, the Indians captured Cynthia Ann Parker whom was barely nine years old at that time, and also four other white women and children, including Cynthia’s brother, John Parker. After the battle, the Indian tribes divided their hostages among them, and thus Cynthia and John became part of the Comanche tribe.
Europeans had many effects on the area now known as Texas and on the Indians. Few if any of those effects were positive. The Conquistadors affected the people, the land, and caused the colonization of Texas. They had many motives for their deeds, converting the Indians to Christianity, finding cities of gold, or just claiming land. A Spanish conquistador named Cabeza de Vaca crashed into the mainland near Galveston in 1528 and began exploring the area now known as Texas.
Cortez left, Captain Pedro Alvarado in charge, along with 200 of his men and left Tenochtitlan with the rest to battle Narvaez, although Cortez’s army smaller, he was able to overthrow Narvaez and convince him to ally with them too instead of fighting against him. However whilst he had been away Alvarado had become subject to a revolt due to a massacre during one of the religious ceremonies/festivals for the Aztecs. Alvarado had begun killing prominent members of the upper classes of the Aztecs in turn setting off a local rebellion. Cortez insisted that Moctezuma speak and reason with his people but this only resulted in the crowd throwing stones etc. at him and resulting in his death.
In the Massacre at Goliad, Mexico marched 300 Texas prisoners into a field and killed over 290 of them. On April 21, 1836 in Harris County, Texas, the Battle of San Jacinto became the decisive battle of the Texas Revolution. General Sam Houston led the Texan Army and defeated General Antonio López de Santa Anna’s Mexican army in just 20 minutes. About 630 Mexican soldiers were killed and 730 captured, and only 9 Texans died. The President of Mexico, Santa Anna was captured the next day and held as a prisoner of war.
Vicksburg was a critical battle to both the Union and the Confederates because of whom would have the right of the Mississippi River. If the Union won the battle, they would regain control of the Mississippi River; thus, opening vital avenue of commerce that had been closed since secession and denied by Confederate Army since they trained by the river. Furthermore, if the Union took control, they would divide the Confederate States in half, disturb the Confederacy supply route, and cut Richmond off from western half of Confederacy. Cutting of Richmond would achieve a major objective of the Anaconda Plan. Defeating the Confederates was difficult for the Union.
President Abraham Lincoln recognized the significance of the town situated on a 200-foot bluff above the Mississippi River. The battle of Vicksburg had a big impact and also changed the way things were going in the war thus far. When the confederacy lost the Vicksburg battle it took away the control they had over the Mississippi River which denied them the supplies they needed to continue a war effort from both sides. Also winning a battle for the Union contributed to them being able to win the war. There was a total of 4,835 casualties total on the Union side.
At the Convention of 1836, de Zavala was elected vice-president of the ad interim government of the Republic of Texas. After Santa Anna 's capture at the Battle of San Jacinto, de Zavala and Secretary of Treasury Bailey Hardeman were commissioned to accompany Santa Anna to Mexico to negotiate a permanent treaty, but outraged soldiers of the Texas army circumvented this plan and detained Santa Anna for several
Fort Belknap This military fort is in Newcastle 130 miles west of Dallas/Fort Worth. During the territorial annexation of Texas this fort protected settlers against the local Comanche and Kiowa Indian tribes who were raiding the land. There is a mini museum about the fort with original buildings, cannons, and guns. Now, it 's a historical landmark and state park with a cemetery and graves for the people who died. Also, the Texas Ranger used this fort to fight their battles.