The Battle of the Alamo

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The Battle of the Alamo

I want my audience to learn more about the Battle of the Alamo of 1836. The Battle of the Alamo was a very important event in American history, and in the Texas Revolution.

Intro: There were many battles that were very important in the Texas Revolution, but none of them were as important as the Alamo. The Alamo is a story of men laying down their lives against great odds to defend their country, and will remain in our history book's forever. Transition: First I want to cover..........

Background
The Texas Revolution
Dictatorial Policies led by president Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna Incited many federalist's to revolt in 1835 consisting mostly of American immigrants. Santa Anna begins to gather a large army.

Most of Santa Anna's soldiers were raw recruits who were also forced to fight. Around 1,500 soldiers begin to gather immediately.
The Texians establish a garrison at The Alamo Mission. A former Spanish religious outpost that was converted to a makeshift fort. Described by Santa Anna as an “Irregular fortification hardly worthy of a name.” Designed to withstand native attacks, not attacks from an equipped army. Disorganized Texian Army

The Alamo was undermanned, and under-provisioned.
Commanders were constantly asking for reinforcements and supplies but the messages were not received in time. Four different men claimed to have control over the entire army. Transition: Let's move onto to..........

The Battle of the Alamo
The Mexican army arrives
One Texian soldier stationed at a local church bell tower spotted Texian soldiers scrambled to their positions to prepare for battle By late afternoon of February 23rd, the town of Bexar hosted 1,500 Mexican troops. Almost caught the Texians by surprise.

Opening Skirmishes
Mexican army established 3...
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