Santa Anna was elected President of Mexico in 1833. In 1834 he repealed the constitution and established himself as a dictator, which played a major factor in the Texas Revolution. With the constitution repealed, the Texians did not have the same benefits as they did when they first settled in Mexico. Under the oppressive rule of Santa Anna, the Texians began to rebel (Callcott, 2010).
In the video “Remember the Alamo", Santa Anna was believed to be a skilled general and a hero of Mexico’s fight for Independence from Spain. Santa Anna became president in 1833 implicating federalism but only for a short time. He later changed and suspended the Constitution of 1834 seeing federalist autonomy as a threat to the stability of Mexico and his own grip on power. He very quickly shifted from being a federalist to a centralist to a dictator. Those like Travis that had once stood behind Santa Anna, are now right in front of his guns. Santa Anna guns would then be turned to Tejanos (Texans of Mexican birth), whom were horrified that Constitution would be voided by the president.
In the December of 1835, during the Texas Revolution, the Alamo was occupied by two hundred Texan soldiers located near the present day in San Antonio. The Alamo was a church in the middle of San Antonio. William Travis and James Bowie were the commanders who were prepared to defend the Alamo from the Mexicans who wanted it back. Unfortunately, the Texan soldiers were outnumbered to secure the Alamo from General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna by thousands of his soldiers. The battle was only for thirteen days and Santa Anna slaughtered everyone except for a few such as a widowed wife named Susanna Wilkerson Dickinson, her infant daughter Angelina, and the one person who witnessed the final assault and survived named Joe. For the Texans, the battle of the Alamo is an "image of brave resistance and a rallying cry in their battle for freedom." This urged more Texans to join the military and lead the following fight to triumph against Mexico. The battle cry “Remember the Alamo!” within Texas culture was a symbol of “Patriotic sacrifice.”
He led them into attacking Texas. The difference is that of them all, only Filisola mentions the capture of Santa Anna, which shows that he knows more of it than the others. Of all the six claims made by the above-mentioned eye witnesses, Felix Nunez’s account seems to be more eligible. This is because he participated in the fight, and at his age he was able to understand most if not all, the events of the fight. His account has a better recollection and has same references as other historical accounts of the Revolution.
Knowing that the Texans were not obeying Mexico’s laws, the Mexican President sent Antonio López de Santa Anna to fight and stop the revolting Texans. “Santa Anna gained his earliest military experience fighting for the Spanish army
On February 15 and 16, 1836, General Santa Anna and his men crossed the Rio Grande to put down the uprising and prevent Texas from becoming its own state. The Mexican Army successfully won multiple skirmishes and battles, to include the Alamo and Goliad (Hardin, 2004).
Francisco Pizarro was a conquistador born in Trujillo, Spain in about 1471. His father, Gonzalo Pizarro, was an infantry captain and he taught Francisco how to fight at an early age. Francisco Pizarro never learned to read and write but he was full of adventure.
He was a rebellious leader that wanted to help out his country. Politician Lucas Alamán said “The history of Mexico since 1822 might accurately be called the history of Santa Anna's revolutions… His name plays the major role in all the political events of the country and its destiny has become intertwined with his." This leads up to his surrendering in the Mexican American War. Santa Anna had to retreat at the Battle Of Buena Vista which was a close battle but Zachary Taylor led the army to victory. He and president Polk held pretty big losses. Santa Anna decided to go into exile while some sort of peace treaty was settled. The treaty of Guadalupe HIdalgo ended the war and we bought the states now called California, Utah, Nevada, Arizona and New Mexico for 15 million dollars plus another 3,250,000 dollars assumed in claims held by U.S citizens against Mexico. After the War ended with the Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo, conservatives took power and invited Santa Anna to be dictator. He then sold the small piece of land south of Gila River now known as the gadsden purchase for 10 million
His first war was the War of 1812. Davy served as a scout under Major John Gibson's militia. After the war, he decided to join politics. Davy served in the 20th, 21st, and the 23rd seats in Congress in Tennessee. While he was a Congressman, Davy became known more for his woodsman skills, which helped him become even more famous. While Davy was a jack of all trades, he won more votes with his skills. When Davy lost the 1835 Congressional election, he became delusional. After that, Davy decided to join the Texas Revolution against Mexico. Davy Crockett was an important part of the Alamo. He was a marksman who could shoot his rifle from 40 yards. In the movie The Alamo, Davy is portrayed as Billy Bob Thornton. It shows Davy firing his rifle at Santa Anna and hitting his epaulets. Davy also is remembered for firing the first shot at the alamo. In my opinion, Davy has lived a long
This book is put together with documented evidence and interviews with key figures. Carroll explains the reason behind why Longoria’s incident ignited activism. There were more severe acts of discrimination against Mexican Americans that were not brought into the spot light. He clarifies why this particular incident became such a turning point in nationalism and emotion between the Mexican and American cultures. Felix Longoria was a first class private who earned many metals including: a Bronze Service Star, a
Villa’s exploits on and off the battlefield have broadened into legends that remain an integral part of Mexican history and folklore, especially as a champion of the poor and landless. (Johnson)
In January of 1836 about 145 Texans were fortified in the soft walls of the Alamo also known as Cottonwood. Some of the important people here were lieutenant Colonel William Berret Travis, Jim Bowie, and Davy Crocket. Meanwhile Santa Anna drove his troops into Texas in the dead of winter to level the Alamo. They arrived and began their siege on February 23. Fighting Ensued for about 13 days with minimum casualties. But on the 13th day of battle March 6, 1836 Santa Anna ordered a surprise attack from all sides in the dead of night. All defenders of the Alamo died that night.
Through much travel ups and downs he finally made it to California in May 1839. But before arriving to California he set ship to Monterey to speak to the governor's about . qualifying for a land-grant he first had to become a Mexican citizen on August 29 of 1840. Eventually receiving the land he began to build his fort.
The author provides background into the events leading up to the war, particularly the collapse, imprisonment, and exile of Santa Anna. Events and key personnel on the American side are also outlined in detail. President Tyler is described as “seizing the initiative” to shift public opinion against Mexico by assigning a troublemaker, Wilson Shannon, as the minister to that country in 1844. Eisenhower provides a detailed description on the implementation of weaponry and tactics during all stages of warfare. He often refers to the performance of the main characters in other conflicts such as the war of 1812 and forward to the civil war. The cause of this war is summed up early in the text followed by
Juarez relationship with Santa Anna was strained from the beginning. Serving under Santa Anna during the war with the states, Juarez contempt grew. After the war broke out, Juarez was recalled to his home state to serve as provisional governor. The eventual defeat led to the exile of Santa Anna who had sought refuge in Oaxaca where Juarez governed. Juarez refused his proposal and established his leadership by attitude and example. His leadership may not have been revolutionary; however it did lead to strong support in his ideals and accomplishments.