Battle of the Alamo

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  • The Alamo Battle Analysis

    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 failure of the Texans to defend the Alamo concentrated around their lack of accurate and timely intelligence collection, the non-reporting of actionable intelligence as it pertained to the enemy’s composition and courses of action, and failure of higher command to supply the outpost with proper logistic support. According to Barker and Pohl (2016), the battle for the Alamo took place over 13 days from 23 February 1836 to 6 March 1836. It was one of first battles of the Texas War for Independence. The war transpired from October 1835 to April 1836. During the battle for the Alamo, a small group of Texas defenders led by Colonel James Bowie and Lieutenant Colonel William Travis fought a large contingent of the Mexican Army led by General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Hickman (2015) states that in late autumn of 1835, a small group of Texas rebels surrounded the…

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  • The Alamo Movie Essay

    The film opens up at the point where Santa Anna has gained victory in defeating the American/Texan Army at the Alamo. Sam Houston is then shown being told what occurred at the Alamo. From this point we see the film transitions into a flashback a year before the battle to introduces us to the important people of the battle and show us how it lead to it. We are shown that Sam Houston is at a party where he is talking to people about Texas and how they should immigrate to it. At the party Houston…

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  • A Line In The Sand Analysis

    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…

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  • Summary: Hayes Vs. Hayes

    charge into every battle with him. Hays killed large amounts of Mexican guerillas in the Skirmish at Matamoros and also killed Mexican cavalry at the Affair at Galaxara Pass. He was a captain then a mayor. When the Mexican War was happening he was a Colonel and commanded th 1st Regiment. When- Born In January 28, 1817 and die In April 21, 1883 at the age of 66 Why- He knew his farther so Houston knew that he was trustworthe How- He knew who Jack Coffee Hayes was and was…

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  • Causes Of The Alamo

    It existed where present day San Antonio is. The Texans that were fighting at the battle of the Alamo reflected the same sentiments as a majority of the revolutionaries. The battle of the Alamo was an 1836 attack on the Alamo mission in San Antonio. Mexican forces during the Texas revolution greatly outnumbered the Texans at this battle. James Bowie was a United States pioneer and hero of the Texas revolt against Mexico; he was in charge of militia; second to enter Alamo. He fell sick on…

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  • Mision San Antonio De Valero

    The Alamo, which was originally named Mision San Antonio de Valero, served as a home to religious missionaries and their Indian converts for many years. Construction of the Alamo had begun on 1724. In 1793, Mexican officials separated San Antonio's five missions and distributed the rest to the Indian residents. These people continued farming the fields that were once the mission's and participated in the growing community of San Antonio In the early 1800s, the Spanish military stationed a…

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  • The Alamo Analysis

    the Texas government holds a meeting to figure out what to do about the recent capture by the Texans of the Alamo from Mexican forces. All of this is set off by Texas rebelling from Mexico and its dictator Santa Ana, who is leading the Mexican army himself. The Texan War Party wants to cross into Mexico and confront the Mexican army. The other party wants…

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  • Sleuthing The Alamo Summary

    Sleuthing the Alamo: Davy Crockett’s Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution draws on James E. Crisp's rich data of the Texas Revolution and his own inclusion with predisposition and fanaticism. Diving more significant into the myths incorporating the Alamo, for instance, Davy Crockett's courageous passing and the authenticity of the de la Peña diary, Crisp uncovers as of now covered truths, tunes in point-by-point counter with diverse curators (both learner and master), and…

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  • Oprah's Argument Essay: Names For The Children

    A sign hangs next to the cradle of Texas liberty, reminding visitors that concealed firearms are not permitted on the grounds. She stops and examines this as if it were new to her, although the sign has been posted for several years now. "Don 't bring your gun to the Alamo," she intones, to see how it sounds out loud, then laughs, startling a little boy. ("Mama, that lady is talking to herself. Mama--") Don 't bring your gun to the Alamo. A nice phrase, but it doesn 't make the cut. She won…

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  • Randolph Campbell's View Of Sam Houston In The Republic

    “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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