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    A Line in the Sand is a written documentary created by Randy Roberts and James S. Olson in which analyzes several aspects of one of the most famous events in Texas history, the battle of the Alamo. The battle of the Alamo was and has been controversial in that very little is known about what exactly happened during the siege. It was an event that caused a massive uproar during the Texas revolution and it also added more ire and will to succeed to the rebels at the time. The Alamo in blood in memory is the subtitle of the book and it implies that the event had left an imprint in Texas history and influenced the future and what Texas would become. In blood the Alamo will be remembered to some as a massacre, to others as a siege, and to others…

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    The Alamo Battle Analysis

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    The Battle of the Alamo was a significant turning point in the war for Texas Independence. This battlefield analysis will briefly explore the reasons behind why the battle took place, the strategic significance of the Alamo, who the participants were on both sides, what actions took place, and the failures that occurred both strategic and tactically. We will present an alternate outcome of this battle and explore what may have happened if the Texan defenders would have won the battle. The…

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    The Alamo Movie Analysis

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    The most heroic, critical and significant battles of our Texas history is of the infamous battle for the Alamo. This essay is to provide a very short comparsion of the old and newly revised version of the Alamo. Is the revised version a myth? Or was it created to be more modern and understandable? The fact is that the Texas solders who defended the Alamo were not properly armed, trained and were greatly outnumbered, but had a heart of bravery the odds were truly against them, but that didn’t…

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    Essay On Riverwalk

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    It’s New Year’s Eve 2015. My family and I are walking the streets of downtown San Antonio heading to the Riverwalk. My heart is already pumping blood uncontrollably, not because of the lengthy walk we had to take in order to reach the Riverwalk, but of excitement. The feeling of excitement due to that I will once again be reunited with the Riverwalk; my favorite place in this whole world. This small stretch of river, which I’ve visited two times previously, has a special place in my heart. When…

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    San Antonio Missions

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    National Parks website on the history of the San Antonio Missions. Pictures, text, and even diaries of the first hand experience were available on the National Parks website. This website was a great introduction on the beginnings and everyday life of the Missions. Information on the history of the people that lived, worked, and built the foundation for the city that would become San Antonio was sufficient history source. Another intriguing topic found on the website was the Spanish settlers…

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    Gender Barriers In Sports

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    typically brought against women in the NCAA are significantly more pronounced at the professional level. In this manner, the assistant coach position is the dominant role that women are given, which is reflected in the example of Becky Hammon at the Sacramento Kings. More so, Hammon’s success is a reflection of the ongoing problem of sexism in the NCAA: On Tuesday, the San Antonio Spurs hired Becky Hammon as an assistant coach, making her the first female full-time member of an NBA coaching…

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    He caught the ball with eight seconds left in the game. A defender ran towards him, one hand in the air to try to block the shot. As he jumped up, the entire crowd held their breaths. Everything was moving in slow motion; his arm extended and the ball spun out of his hand, gliding up into an arc headed towards the hoop. As the ball neared its highest point, the shot clock went off, and the shrill buzzer pierced through the silence. Everyone in that arena was focused on one thing: the basketball,…

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    Michael Jordan Vs. Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant has throughout his life been compared to Michael Jordan in almost every aspect. Some say that Kobe Bryant steals Michael Jordan’s moves, even Michael Jordan thinks that Kobe steals his moves. Kobe and Michael are both champions, shooting guards, and they both had very successful careers. In 1991, Michael Jordan won his first NBA championship in only five games. At the time the Playoffs were four game elimination, meaning that first team to win four…

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    Everybody like basketball. Basket ball had a lot of great players like Larry bird or the king Jordan. To me the best is Kobe Bryant also known as the black Maba. I am going to tell you about his early career and his professional career. His legacy and the records he broke and set now I am going to tell you how he came straight out of high school to the NBA. Bryant started playing basket ball when he was 3 years old. His favorite team growing…

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    He paved a path for other young African American players to have a chance to play the game they love without being judged for their skin color but being judged for their skills. Jackie Robinson’s skill and courage soon covered his skin and people started to see him for the skilled baseball player he was. Yes racism still was a war for Jackie but more people started to look past that. Jackie died October 24, 1972 happy with his accomplishments. One of Jackie’s sons, David Robinson played in the…

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