The Alamo Short Summary

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Lynette Ramirez HIS 105 October 20, 2015

The story of the Alamo begins with the Mission San Antonio de Valero that was built in 1724 to help Christianize Indians and convert them to the Spanish way of life when Mexico was still a colony of Spain. In 1803, the mission became known as The Alamo, in honor of the Spanish military troops' hometown in Mexico, Alamo de Parras. Texan soil and weather promised lush agriculture for Americans that lead them to migrate to Texas and cross the border illegally to settle in the empty territory hoping to gain wealth. In February 1821, Mexico gained its independence from the rule of Madrid that included Texas, and yet, Americans remained in Texas illegally. In 1830, a revolution exploded when the

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