Battle of San Jacinto

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    The beginning of the Battle of the Alamo would certainly determine the general’s character, but the outcome would prove of much more importance. William Barret Travis was in command at the Alamo and Houston would here the constant plea for help for reinforcements. Houston faced the task of making a critical decision and with it came grave consequences if it were the wrong one made. Travis in his plea stated, “Then, I call on you in the name of Liberty, of patriotism, & of everything dear to the American character, to come to our aid with all dispatch.” Houston would not risk everything going to war with Santa Anna when he did not even have enough trained soldiers. It was a decision made to abandon them in a sense because although Houston pleaded to the men at the Alamo to listen to his orders, he was ignored. Houston understood that the battle for independence would not be won in Bexar, but instead lost. While everyone was being defeated by Santa Anna, General…

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    “Houston was courageous, sensible, and practical. He was right far more than he was wrong, and he never hesitated to oppose mass opinion so long as there was a chance of converting it to his own way of thinking” (Campbell xii). These are the words Randolph Campbell uses in the preface to set the tone for the way he is going to discuss Sam Houston for the rest of the book. Campbell’s opinion and view of Houston is highly romanticized and idealistic. Although he does admit that Houston does have…

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    Jacinto River Pollution

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    According to the Panel convened by Texas health officials the issue of the polluted San Jacinto River is not of great importance due to the statement provided on the Houston chronicle “Panel says ‘no’ to more San Jacinto River cancer studies.” In this article it clearly states that the panel will make no further investigations or tests to the issue because according to them there are not enough cases to make it a big deal. I believe that the panel is wrong for doing this because what they are…

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    believed America would win the war. That was half the battle. Teddy went one step further to ensuring the victory. He went to the Spanish holdings such as San Juan and Kettle Hills and fought for American victory. Teddy created a legacy that will last for years to come. The tough decisions he made in his life ensured that he would become one of the greatest men in history. Teddy’s charge at Kettle Hill, July 1, 1898 created an image of the Spanish American War that lasts to this day (Konstam).…

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    The Battle of San Juan Hill was the engagement between the United States and Spain that concluded the Spanish colonial control. The most acclaimed unit that was in Cuba at the time was the “Rough Riders”. Led by Theodore “Teddy” Roosevelt and Colonel Leonard Wood. The Rough Riders were camped along the Santiago Road in Cuba during the first day of July of 1898 getting ready for battle. The Battle of San Juan Hill was a pivotal battle for both antagonist. Teddy’s “Rough Riders” was a…

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    will be discussing are Theodore Roosevelt, San Juan Hill, Rough Riders- which I will say more about later- McKinley, William Jennings Bryan, and Emilio Aguinaldo. In 1895, Cuba was rebelling against Spain. Spain was using brutal force to stop the rebellion, which the U.S. covered in several newspapers, which was propaganda to make us dislike Spain and feel sympathy towards the rebels. After a lot of people saying we should…

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    The Alamo Research Paper

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    what it is like living there (www.gilderlehrman.org). But the new settlers did not follow the requirements, they raised cattle and farmed cotton. Some of the new settlers brought slaves , which is outlawed in Mexico. Because of these incidents, Mexico passed a law that banned Americans. After America tried to buy Texas, twice, Santa Anna took power in Texas and pushes the Americans out with force. The Americans fought the Alamo, a mission, in several different cities. After a long week of…

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    troops raided her home, causing her to go to San Antonio, bringing along her daughter Angelina. At the battle she served as a nurse. After the battle was over, and the Texans had lost, Susanna was one of the few survivors. I chose Susanna, because of her awesome story and the fact that she survived the Alamo. Susanna Dickinson seems to have her hair in elaborate braid styles that keep her hair on the top of her head, with two small ringlets that hang from each side of her head. She is wearing…

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    about Juan N. Seguin. Juan Seguin was born October 27, 1806 in San Antonio. At the age of 12 Juan got his very first horse. While he was still a child, he was encouraged to read and write by his father. He started work at his father’s post office. Then he started his career at a public service. He worked there till he was nineteen then he told his dad, Erasmo Seguin, that he was quitting and getting married. He got married to Maria Gertrudis Flores de Abrego. Juan and Maria had ten children…

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    country. William sent a letter home saying that he will die a but he will be dying for his country. He was also known for how fast he thinks and his steadfastness. This shows that he was very reliable and especially when under pressure. If he wouldn't have done what he did then the Texas Revolution wouldn't have ended like it did. Juan Seguin was the letter transporter and he was going to send a letter to the Alamo but he was too late. The letter said retreat back to San Jacinto. But if he…

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