Battle of the Alamo

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  • Mexican American War Tactics

    troops would still outnumber GEN Taylors three to one. On 22 February 1847, Santa Anna offered terms that Taylor blatantly denied. Both sides began to skirmish back and forth to little avail. The fighting would break for the night however; the ensuing battle would begin early the following morning. The Mexican forces would have early success with two divisions attacking the left flank where the 2nd Indiana infantry would take the brunt of the attack. As was the new tactic of the time, there was…

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  • Sam Houston: An Authentic American Hero

    While Sam Houston is one of the most widely known individuals throughout history, many do not know his bitter rivalries in the creation of the Republic of Texas. Houston was born on March 2nd, 1863 in Rockbridge County Virginia. As a product of his era, Houston embraced Westward expansion and moved to Tennessee. While the true intentions for Houston’s arrival in Texas are unknown, it is evident he quickly rose within the hierarchy of Texas politics as he was elected to President at two separate…

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  • Essay On Operation Downfall

    from the battles of Okinawa to Luzon and some background info of the bombs and operations leading up there use.The events at the end of World War II was a horrific scene made by mankind and it’s crave for constant war. World War II was one of the bloodiest wars in the world causing the suffering of many. But the decision that would forever change war was made with the introduction of the atomic bomb made by the United States was carried out to eradicate the southern tip of Japan. A few battles…

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  • Manifest Destiny: The Indian Removal Act Of 1830

    We were on our way to Bexar to trade, but hostilities were far worse here between the Texans, and Mexicans. Several of our men were hurt during an altercation between the two groups. So we decided head to San Antonio, and rest at the Alamo mission. Yet that would not happen. Word came down that the Mexican army was headed here. We worked quickly to secure our men, and what little supplies we could find to begin our evacuation. Unfortunately Johnathan had other ideas. He volunteered to…

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  • Consequences Of The Atomic Bomb

    such things as the Death March on Bataan and the attack on Pearl Harbor. The propaganda of the Japanese being the bad guys had put the them in such a spot as the US’ target of vehemence, as well as their culture preferring to die a fighter, to die in battle, rather than living and coming home due to submission. Many people in the US had felt the Japanese deserved what they got from the bomb because they were still hurt, like a man called William T Laurence, a journalist who was aboard the Enola…

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  • Essay On The Second Great Awakening

    The North and the South progressed transformational developments differently due to slavery, religion, politics, and economics. The South was very economically reliant on slavery. Many people in the South were farmers and grew crops such as rice, tobacco, and especially cotton. The Cotton Kingdom was growing because of the necessity of that product. Many southerners thought they needed more land because of the global demand for cotton. Many southerners believed that since the Cotton…

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  • Santa Anna's Theory Of Manifest Destiny

    desired to develop plantations. The settlers had wanted to seek permission for Mexico to be admitted( into the Mexican nation as an independent state. However, The Native Mexicans refused and, consequently one of the most famous battles occurred, Santa Anna's attack on the Alamo. Texas declared that it was independent in 1836, but soon after In 1845 it was annexed by the United States and became the 28th state (How and Why did America Expand Westward, Social Studies Help Center). Each territory…

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  • Why Was America Justified In Dropping The Atomic Bomb On Hiroshima And Nagasaki?

    The final list, presented at a meeting of the Target Committee at Los Alamos on May 10, 1945. The list of potential targets consisted of Kyoto, Hiroshima, Yokohama, Kokura Arsenal and Niigata. Once the target list was finalised, the United States Air Force agreed to preserve these locations during their usual bombing raids…

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  • American Interventions During World War II

    During World War II, countries were in a race against time to improve technology and war strategies. The race for new innovations all started after Pearl Harbor, and America entered the war. Germans and Americans were preparing for battle with many different new technologies and war strategies. The attack of Pearl Harbor all started because the United States was unhappy with Japan’s attitude towards China. Japan wanted to take over Chinese territory and import market. In 1973, Japan…

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  • Albert Einstein And The Bombing Of Hiroshima

    In 1939, a scientist wrote a letter to the President of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, which would alter the course of history. This scientist was Albert Einstein – after fleeing from Germany, he was concerned with the possibility of the Nazis succeeded in building a weapon never seen before: an atomic bomb. Einstein encouraged a program to research the prospect of nuclear weapons – the Axis powers gaining access to an atomic bomb would present a catastrophic situation to the Allied…

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