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    The Alamo

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    NY: Simon & Schuster Inc., 2004 Hoyt, Edwin P. The Alamo: An Illustrated History. Dallas, TX: Taylor Publishing Company, 1999. Long, Jeffery. Duel of Eagles: The Mexican and U.S. Fight for the Alamo. New York, NY: William Morrow & Company Inc., 1990. Stephenson, Nathaniel W. Chronicles of America: Texas and the Mexican War. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1921. Tinkle, Lon. 13 Days to Glory: The Siege of the Alamo. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company Inc., 1985.

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    The Alamo

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    The Alamo The events that began on February 23, 1836 have roots that span as far back as 1808. This exploration into the events and carnage that took place before, during and after the Alamo will only go back to the events immediately leading up to the Alamo. Mainly the frame of mind the Mexican government had regarding the Texas settlers and the reasons leading to the confrontation at the Alamo. In times before the confrontation at the Alamo, the Mexican government welcomed settlers into

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    The Alamo

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    The Alamo "To the people of Texas and all Americans in the World: I shall never surrender or retreat ... I Am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what it is due to his honor and that of his country-VICTORY OR DEATH." This was a letter sent by William Barret Travis during the siege of the Alamo on February 24, 1836. It was a cry for help to anybody and everybody willing to listen. It all started in 1830 with Stephen Austin, a leader of

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    The Alamo

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    A well made movie about the Alamo is well overdue. In the past there have been many movies that have tried to recreate the events of those unforgettable thirteen days. However, they have all ceased to hit the nail on the head. I have lived in San Antonio my whole life and it wasn’t until recently that I have come to a better understanding of the story that is the Alamo. There are many things to consider when making a movie about the Alamo. Issues concerning racism, authenticity, and historical

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    The Alamo

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    THE ALAMO In San Antonio in early 1836, 6,000 Mexicans marched to The Alamo to fight a groups of Texas of 187 strong, They were led by Colonel William B. Travis. During 10 days of fighting, the Mexicans climbed over the wall’s of The Alamo., to defeat the Texans they killed a woman . her baby, and a slave were killed. Among the dead were frontiersmen Davy Crockett and the Bowie brothers. Following, is a description of how the Alamo fell. On February 24, 1836 Colonel Travis wrote a

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    Originally named Misión San Antonio de Valero, the Alamo served as home to missionaries and their Indian converts for nearly seventy years. Construction began on the present site in 1724. In 1793, Spanish officials sectioned off San Antonio's five missions and distributed their lands to the remaining Indian residents. These men and women continued to farm the fields — once the mission's but now their own — and participated in the growing community of San Antonio. In the early 1800s, the Spanish military

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    The Alamo

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    The Alamo The Alamo, one of America's most famous landmarks, was actually a mission to convert foreigners into Christians. The Spaniards built it and called it "San Antonio de Valero." It was constructed in the northeast part of Mexico called Texas. The mission began to be called the "Alamo mission" because in Spanish, Alamo means "popular." After about seventy-five years, the mission was abandoned and parts of it crumbled into ruins. In 1821 Mexico won its freedom from Spain and they were

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    The Alamo

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    wound northeastward through San Antonio de Béxar, Bastrop, Nacogdoches, San Augustine, and across the Sabine River into Louisiana. Two forts blocked these approaches into Texas: Presidio La Bahía (Nuestra Señora de Loreto Presidio) at Goliad and the Alamo at San Antonio. Each installation functioned as a frontier picket guard, ready to alert the Texas settlements of an enemy advance. James Clinton Neillqv received command of the Bexar garrison. Some ninety miles to the southeast, James Walker Fannin

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    The Alamo In Mexico

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    Alamo The Alamo is a historic structure in the center of San Antonio. Texas was claimed by Mexicans but to increase their population they offered land to American settlers. Soon Americans outnumbered them. Mexico closed their borders and Americans and some Tejanos, Mexicans who claimed Texas as their home, tried to break away. To stop the rebels Mexico took an army to Texas. They saw a small building barricaded inside a building called the Alamo. For 13 days they kept the Mexican force at bay with

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    Alamo Symbolism

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    Title The Alamo didn’t become a symbol of Texan Independence because it was a good idea on the Texan’s part. It became a symbol of Texan independence because a lot of brave men made a very, very rash decision. They decided to defend a point they knew they couldn’t defend to the last men. The brave Texan’s willingly laid down their lives to “fight the good fight.” There were three main heroes of the Battle of the Alamo. William Barret Travis was born in Edgefield Co. S.C. He trained to become a lawyer

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    Battle of the Alamo

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    Introduction The siege, fall and ensuing massacre of nearly two hundred Alamo defenders at the hands of Mexican General, Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna y Perez de Lebron’s army of over five thousand was a defining moment in both Texan, and American history. For 13 days against insurmountable odds, a small, but very determined Texan garrison force fended off an equally determined Mexican Army ordered to capture it. I’ll discuss the events and political climate leading up to the siege, key historic

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    The Battle at the Alamo

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    The battle at the Alamo is one of the most significant events in the Texas Revolution, as well as in both Mexican and American history. For Mexican President and General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, it was a tale of determination and holding to the principles of a strong, central government. For Americans living in Texas, the Alamo was a venture of small scale Revolutionary ideals; a people should be able to democratically express how they feel their homeland to be governed. As we know, both countries

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    Battle at the Alamo By Catherine Huang San Antonio, Texas-- The Battle of the Alamo, a battle in San Antonio, against the Mexicans broke out, marks the most important of the battles so far during the Texas fight for independence. The battle began on February 23, 1836 and ended two days ago on March 6, 1836, lasting for 13 days. General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, leader of the Mexican force, planned to seize the fort with an army of thousands. Unprepared, the Texans had an army of around 200 men

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    Martyrs of the Alamo is a silent film that not only loosely depicts the historical event of the Battle at the Alamo but it perpetuates ethnic stereotypes of Mexicans to build a sense of nationalism in the early 1900’s. Researchers Ford and Harawa argue in their academic journal that ethnicity can be broken down into two dimensions, relational and attributional. The relational dimension pertains to the relationship dynamics between an ethnic group and the society they live in. These relationships

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    vs. History: The Alamo The Alamo was one of the most astounding and critical battles of our country. Its men were ruthless in their bravery and love of their country. Their mission for independence lives on in the hearts of all American’s today. Their legacy lives on forever and their courageous souls are still in the heart of the people of the lone star state. This is the story of bravery, love, tyranny, and liberty. This is the story of the Alamo The battle of the Alamo only spanned an approximate

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    Álamo, located in San Antonio TX, made a mark. A mark in history.But technically it’s not the building, it’s what happened inside. ~Prologue~ An eerie night. 12 men sitting around the fire. Finishing up the stew brought from a recent kill. There was some small chattering going around the group. “Hey, have you heard that there is new land up in the states. And there is promised freedom to all that come. I want to go.” “Now hold up. Us Texans are sitting under the law the the Mexicans. It’s not fair

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    The Alamo Movie Analysis

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    The Alamo Year: 2004 Directed By: John Lee Hancock Production: Touchstone Pictures & Imagine Entertainment The Alamo portrays the historical battle between Santa Anna controlling the Mexican Army and the Texan Defenders who are defending The Alamo, a mission located in San Antonio, Texas. The film is heavily concentrated on the year 1836, specifically the months February and March, and the year 1835. The film stars Dennis Quaid as Sam Houston, Billy Bob Thornton as David Crockett, Jason Patric as

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    The Alamo was the place of a climactic battle in the fight for Texas independence from Mexico. In the early 1800s, Texas was part of Mexico. The United States' annexed Texas in 1845, resulting in war with Mexico. The US Army was mostly comprised of frontiersmen and some of the most colorful figures in our history to San Antonio, and like the armies before them, they occupied the Alamo. The later battle of the Alamo is one of the most famous battles that took place on American soil. For many Americans

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    The Heroic History of the Battle of Alamo

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    The Battle of Alamo was a battle that took place on March 6, 1836, between rebelling Texans and the Mexican army. The Alamo was a fortified church in the middle of San Antonio. This church was defended by 200 Texans. The chief of these rebellious Texans was Lt. Colonel William Travis. This 200 man army protecting this old mission was being faced down by a massive Mexican army who was led by President and General Antonio Lopez de Sanata Anna. One interesting historical note is worth mentioning. Although

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    With only one hundred eighty-seven soldiers and fifteen civilians the Texans were able to hold off the two thousand Mexicans for thirteen days before the Mexican army finally defeated the small Texan force at the Alamo. Even though Texas had lost the Battle of the Alamo, this was just a stepping stone for Texas to be able to gain its independence from Mexico. The state of Texas came under Mexican control after Mexico acquired its freedom from Spain. (www.History.com) A man by the name of Moses Austin

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