What Really Happen at the Alamo?

Good Essays
What really happened at the Alamo?
The Alamo in San Antonio, Texas, was originally known as Mission San Antonio de Valero. It was one of five Spanish missions established by Franciscans in he late 1700s and was the first set along the San Antonio River. People in the unit started calling the post "The Alamo" after the name of their home, Alamo de Parras, Coahuila in 1744. "Alamo" is also a Spanish word for cottonwood. The Alamo in Texas became a place where a battle took place. This is known as “The Battle of the Alamo”. The Battle of the Alamo was about Texans who were not satisfied with the Mexican government and wanted to break apart. Santa Anna, Commander of Mexican Army, did not want this to happen, and therefore he did not want to sign the treaty on allowing Texas to have liberty. The Texans were not happy and knew that they had to fight for their independence against Mexico.
This battle had five main people. First, Colonel William Travis who was Texas Commander. Second, Jim Bowie was in command of a volunteer force in San Antonio when William Travis arrived with regular army troops. Third, Davy Crockett who was a legendary frontiersmen and was surrounded with 188 people in the fort and fought against the Mexican army. Fourth, Sam Houston who was the Commander of the Texas Army. Finally, general Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna who was the general of the Mexican army and leader of the Thirteen day siege at the Alamo.
In the early days of the Texas Revolution, a provisional government had been established to organize resistance against Mexicans, and Sam Houston was named the commander of the Texan Army. Houston believed that San Antonio would be too isolated to defend successfully, therefore he sent Jim Bowie to withdraw the garrison stationed there. However, Bowie became in love of an abandoned mission in the town that has served for decades as a barracks of Mexican troops: known as the “Alamo”. Bowie began to support the garrison mission,

You May Also Find These Documents Helpful

  • Good Essays

    The Alamo

    • 568 Words
    • 3 Pages

    When does American settlement of Texas begin? · Who is Austin? · Why did Spain welcome the Americans? · What were the conditions on ownership? · How does the conflict begin? · To Re-affirm their authority in the Area Mexico does what? · What Happens at the Alamo? · What Happens on April 21? When does American settlement of Texas begin? Summer of 1820, but it was illegally, it officially began in 1821. Who is Austin? A bankrupt 59-year old Missourian…

    • 568 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Satisfactory Essays

    alamo

    • 440 Words
    • 2 Pages

    THE ALAMO During the Battle of the Alamo, why did the mexicans want the Alamo, and why did the Texans want to protect it. In an article, it says that before the Battle of the Alamo, the texans wanted independence and was not loyal to the new rules in Mexico. The Mexicans did not want to reward or give the Texans independence because they thought that the Texans were not loyal to their rules. In another article by Stephen Hardin, said that in 1836 the Texans wanted independence from mexico…

    • 440 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Satisfactory Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    the alamo

    • 1180 Words
    • 5 Pages

    THE ALAMO I chose to write about the Alamo because I watched this movie when I was younger and wanted to watch it again now that I have a better perspective on the history that took place in the Battle for the Alamo. The movie takes place in San Antonio in early 1836, 6,000 Mexicans marched to The Alamo to fight a group of patriots of 187 strong; they were led by Colonel William B. Travis. During the 10 days of fighting, the Mexicans fought and fired their cannons until they were able to climb over…

    • 1180 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Alamo

    • 686 Words
    • 2 Pages

    “The Alamo” John Lee Hancock, 2004 Travis Greenwood T.X. History 7/30/07 The 2004 production of “The Alamo” was based upon the events leading up to, during, and after the siege of the Alamo in 1836. It began with Sam Houston “selling Texas”, and ended with the battle of San Jacinto. I chose this film, because the bravery shown by the individuals who were in the Alamo is truly inspiring, and I wanted a little more understanding on what it could have been like. The movie started out…

    • 686 Words
    • 2 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    The Alamo

    • 1597 Words
    • 7 Pages

    still remain in San Antonio. That is one of the reasons why we are evacuating everyone to the Alamo. Also, the large Spanish mission will provide much space and the 3 feet thick and 12 feet high walls will defend well against cannons. For now, we must prepare and hope god has blessed us. February 22, 1836, We have moved everyone to the Alamo where they may be safe, for now. Although the Alamo serves as a small fort, we are very low on supplies, medicine, ammunition, and food. Cannons…

    • 1597 Words
    • 7 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Powerful Essays

    The Alamo

    • 5195 Words
    • 21 Pages

    The Alamo Story: From Fact to Fable Author(s): Perry McWilliams Reviewed work(s): Source: Journal of the Folklore Institute, Vol. 15, No. 3 (Sep. - Dec., 1978), pp. 221-233 Published by: Indiana University Press Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3813977 . Accessed: 09/01/2012 21:51 Your use of the JSTOR archive indicates your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions of Use, available at . http://www.jstor.org/page/info/about/policies/terms.jsp JSTOR is a not-for-profit service that helps scholars…

    • 5195 Words
    • 21 Pages
    Powerful Essays
  • Good Essays

    Animal Rights. Should it really happen? By Joey Sullivan We eat animals, they help us to create medicines and vaccines and we use them to create everyday goods that we intake or use. Should animals really have the same rights as us? Some people agree that they should have the same rights as us and some people disagree. Should they really be enforced? Animals are often treated extremely badly, and abused because of the owners and because of companies doing testing on the animals and animal rights…

    • 1031 Words
    • 5 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Sleuthing the Alamo

    • 800 Words
    • 4 Pages

    Lisa Santini History 2010 Fall, 2011 Crisp, James E. Sleuthing the Alamo: Davey Crockett's Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution. New York: Oxford University Press, Inc, 2005. Book Review Sleuthing the Alamo: Davey Crockett’s Last Stand and Other Mysteries of the Texas Revolution is more about the issue of racism than it is about history itself. The author does make several good points and gives historical documentation to back up his points such as the diary of Jose`…

    • 800 Words
    • 4 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    Photosynthesis (happens in chloroplasts in mesophyll cells) 1. Light dependent stage Happens in the grana of chloroplasts Light (energy) gets trapped by chlorophyll pigments (light energy converted to chemical energy) This energy used to turn ADP and Pi into ATP Energy used to split water (H2O) into Hydrogen and Oxygen The hydrogen ions get collected by NADP, which becomes NADPH The Oxygen is waste, and leaves! So, in this stage, water comes in. ATP and NAPDH come out, as does Oxygen.…

    • 688 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays
  • Good Essays

    What Happens In Diabetes

    • 730 Words
    • 3 Pages

    What happens in diabetes? Lack of insulin or a resistance to insulin is known to have major metabolic effects. Food powers our bodies. When we eat food, most digestable carbohydrates are converted into glucose and rapidly absorbed into the bloodstream. We use this glucose for energy. However these carbohydrates cannot be utilized effectively and excess glucose cannot be stored in the liver. The glucose level in the blood increases but the cells of the body will be lacking of glucose and energy.…

    • 730 Words
    • 3 Pages
    Good Essays