Every Texan knows the legends of Stephen F. Austin that lead him to become the “Father of Texas.” Few Texas would try to say anyone else deserves this honor even though Texas is not short of larger than life legends. Such names include Lorenzo Zavala, Thomas Rusk, Juan Seguin, William Travis, James Bowie, and Sam Houston. Even “In his eulogy for Austin, Houston called him, "The Father of Texas"” (Areas of Interest). But despite this many would argue that Houston deserves the title.
We have about 5 or more religions, such as Christianity, Catholicism, Islam, Buddhism, and Protestantism. Since we hold so many religions we have many holidays that are celebrated in Texas. Some of the overall holidays that are celebrated are Christmas, Mother’s Day, and 4th of July. Most people believe that Christ was born on December 25, so they celebrate His birth on Christmas day. Texas celebrate 4th of July because in that day is when they received their independence. The four popular sports in Texas are American Football, Basketball, Soccer, and Baseball. The food in in Texas is fattening, but feel good to the soul. Texas is known for burgers, hot dogs, fried chicken, and anything that is
The Alamo first saw action when General Cos landed at Copano, and headed to San Antonio to meet up with Colonel Ugartechea. By now war was on everyone’s mind and many events prior to Cos marching toward San Antonio set the playing field for war, but not everyone really was for it,..... at least not yet. Meanwhile, in Gonzales the revolution had started over a cannon that the settlers would not give up. This is also were the phrase “come and take it!” was born. What had happen was Ugartechea sent a lieutenant with some men to unarm a group of colonist who had a cannon at their disposal in Gonzales. What the Mexican’s did not count on was that in the end they would be sent running off to San Antonio after being repulsed by the colonists. Now the colonists formed a small army to March on Cos and his men, which the settlers wanted out of Texas for good. As Lord points out Cos would be ready for the settlers in San Antonio. Lord also points out how the mission in San Antonio got its name, Lord states that the mission once held a colonial company from the Alamo de Parras in Mexico, and that the named carried over and was shortened to just being called the Alamo.
The Alamo was originally built in 1744 as a mission church to try to convert Native Americans and Mexican Citizens to Christianity. The Alamo was build in present day San Antonio, Texas.
Texas, nicknamed “The Lone star State”, has always been very unique compared to any other state in the United States of America. Texas have a sense of great pride in where they come from. Texans hold their heads a just a little higher than anyone else. Texas is the second largest state in the U.S., Texans have their own pledge of allegiance to the state flag, and is the only state whose flag is permitted to fly as high as the American flag. So, why is it that Texans take so much pride in their own state? Texans take great pride in their state because at one point before Texas was a state belonging to the United States, it was its own country. This is how Texas got its name as the “Lone star” State. In nineteenth century, Texas fought many battles against Mexico and its leader Santa Anna, to gain Independence from the country. After many hostel wars and lives lost, Texas made a break through at the Battle of San Jacinto and conquered the Mexican government in the year 1836, becoming the new Republic of Texas. It then remained Independent for almost ten years. Our Independence and history of secession runs through our veins. The topic is a reoccurring one when it comes to politics. In recent years, there have been talks if Texas should secede from the United States again like they did in 1836. According to a poll in 2009, it showed that “50% Republicans, 40% Independents, and 15% Democrats believed that Texas should stand as an independent nation.” “338157 Texans have already
The Event- The Alamo In the early 1700s the Spanish set up a mission in Texas to house local Native Americans and convert individuals to Catholicism. The mission was founded by Antonio de San Buenaventura, and was called the San Antonio de Valero Mission. The mission had three locations. The first was near San Pedro Creek, the second was closer to where it is today and the third location of the mission is where the Alamo stands today. Alamo expert, Melinda Tomerlin, of alamo.org says, “While this is the third spot for Mission San Antonio de Valero, it is the only place the 'Alamo ' has ever been” (Tomerlin). In 1793 the Spanish government seized control of many missions, including the San Antonio de Valero Mission. They wanted to secularize the missions, and in the 1800s Spanish troops were stationed in the abandoned mission because of its key location. The mission then became a fort. The soldiers of the fort nicknamed it "El Alamo" (meaning cottonwood) because the fort stood in an orchid of cottonwood trees. After Mexico 's victory in the war for independence from Spain, Mexican soldiers were stationed at the fort until after the
If you’ve ever studied U.S. History the chances are you’ve heard the saying, “Remember the Alamo!” To a Texan those three simple words emphasize the strength, bravery, and commitment Texans have to defend their beliefs until the end. But what exactly is the Alamo? The Alamo was the first mission in the San Antonio region of Texas. The Alamo was originally called Mission San Antonio de Valero.
Detra, I can relate with you as I am also not a Texan native or know much about Texas government and its history. When I hear about Texas first thoughts that comes to mind is either their love for their football team, bbq, or women’s big hair do’s. That’s what I related to “everything is bigger in Texas” with, however as I have read it also relates to their pride, their state size and their growing population. I also never understood why Texans are extremely proud people then again as I have been reading and as you have mentioned they have had an interesting history and have shown that they will fight for what they believe in no matter the cost.
The Mexican American War Began in 1846 and ended in 1848. During this time many battles were occurred in different cities. We lost many people but gained a great area of land. For example three important events are the battle of Palo Alto, the battle of Buena Vista and the
The Battle of the Alamo was a battle between rebellious Texans and the Mexican army. The Alamo was a fortified old mission in the center of the town of San Antonio de Béxar, it was defended by about 189 rebellious Texans, chief among them Lt. Colonel William Travis, famed frontiersman Jim Bowie and former Congressman Davy Crockett. A massive Mexican army led by President/General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna opposed them. After a two-week obstruction, Mexican forces attacked at dawn on March 6 the Alamo was overran in less than two hours (The Alamo, 2016,
The Alamo was originally built as a mission church in 1718 for San Antonio de Valero. These mission churches were used as schools for Indians, when not being used for church services. The mission when first built was just several huts and a small stone tower. However, in 1724 the tower was destroyed by a storm. It took approximately another twenty years for them to build a church building that was finished in 1744. The construction of this church was not very good and it collapsed in 1756. They then started to build another second church in 1758 to replace the one that had collapsed, however, it was never finished and this is how it looks
When President of Mexico, Antonio Lopez Santa Anna, abolished the Constitution of 1824 and turned the government towards centralism; Texians and Tejanos rebel to bring back the Constitution of 1824. However, before they can begin their fight to Goliad and San Antonio, the men need a leader; someone with great fame and popularity in Texas. The man they choose is Stephen F. Austin, who has much renown in the region. Austin has an outstanding knowledge in many areas, whom the people of Texas will always follow. They are always willing to listen to his advice on certain situations and topics. Austin’s history is what makes him the great man that people still believe and love. Today, he is seen as the Father of Texas because his work and dedication lead to its future growth.
Everything is bigger in Texas. This phrase has been said or hear at least once by every person in Texas. Even tourists poke fun at the phrase when they get a chance. Texas is known for the cowboys, saddle, and horses. Although these are just stereotypes, they are slightly
State Economic Profile Summary-Texas Brief History of Texas The recorded history of Texas begins with the arrival of the first Spanish conquistadors. Attracted by the rich lands for cotton, plantations, and ranching, tens of thousands of immigrants arrived from the U.S. In 1845, Texas joined the United States becoming the 28th state. Located in the south central part of the country. The language is dominated by English but Spanish is spoken there as well.
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