The alamo pp

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The alamo pp

  1. 1. Walking in the Footsteps of Heroes
  2. 2. Texas Revolution   OCTOBER 2, 1835 – APRIL 21, 1836  TEXAS DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE  GONZALES  CONCEPTION  THE ALAMO  SAN JACINTO
  3. 3. Antonio Lopes De Santa Anna  • PRESIDENT OF MEXICO • GENERAL OF MEXICAN FORCES • LEAD AN ARMY OF 2400 • GAVE NO QUARTER TO DEFENDERS
  4. 4. The Heroes of the AlamoDavey Crockett, Jim Bowie and William Travis
  5. 5. Davey Crockett  • BORN 1786 • TENNESSEE • AMERICAN FOLK HERO • FRONTIERSMAN • SOLDIER • POLITICIAN
  6. 6. James “Jim” Bowie • BORN 1796• AMERICAN PIONEER• SLAVE TRADER• LAND SPECULATOR• KNOWN FOR HIS PROWESS WITH A KNIFE• BOWIE KNIFE
  7. 7. Lt. Col. William Travis  • Born 1809 • From South Carolina • American lawyer • Texas Army Soldier • Died at the Battle of the Alamo at age 26
  8. 8. The Battle 
  9. 9. 13 Day Siege • FEB. 23 – MAR. 6, 1836 • 2400 MEXICAN TROOPS• TRAVIS WROTE • 260 TEXIAN DEFENDERS MULTIPLE LETTERS, FEWER THAN 100 • 257 TEXIANS DEAD REINFORCEMENTS • 400-600 MEXICANS ARRIVED KILLED OR WOUNDED• MEXICAN ARMY ADVANCES ON THE ALAMO• UNABLE TO DEFEND OFF THIRD ATTACK• TEXIANS WITHDREW TO INTERIOR BUILDINGS
  10. 10. “Remember The Alamo” • BY 6:30 AM THE BATTLE ENDED• SURVIVORS WERE ORDERED TO BE KILLED• MEXICAN SOLDIERS CONTINUED SHOOTING BODIES UNTIL RETREAT WAS SOUNDED; KILLED MANY OF EACH OTHER IN THE CONFUSION• SANTA ANA WAS LATER DEFEATED AT SAN JACINTO The battle has been depicted in many songs and movies

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