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1718 Construction of the Mission San Antonio de Valero (the Alamo) begins. 1821 Stephen Austin brings the first colonists to Texas. October 2, 1835 The Texas Revolution begins in a fight between Mexican soldiers and the people of Gonzales. February 23, 1836 General Santa Anna’s army arrives outside San Antonio and begins its siege of the Alamo. March 2, 1836 The Texas Declaration of Independence is signed at Washington-on-the-Brazos. March 6, 1836 Mexican forces overwhelm and take the Alamo. March 27, 1836 Some 350 Texans are executed at Goliad.
He did just that, firing point-blank at the Mexican soldiers who were attempting to scale the wall with ladders. Finally, he was struck in the head by a single shot of enemy fire. He tumbled back and fell across his cannon, becoming one of the first Texan casualties of the battle. José Enrique de la Peña, one of Santa Anna’s officers, wrote an account of the Battle of the Alamo. The pages shown here describe the death of William Travis. 33 The Fall of the Alamo by Robert Jenkins Onderdonk depicts Davy Crockett swinging his rifle at Mexican troops who breached the south gate of the mission.
What was their mission? 3. Why was the Battle at the Alamo important to Santa Anna? 4. How did the Texan rebels prepare for war? 5. Describe the role Texas played in the debate over slavery. 46 Glossary ancient (AYN-shuhnt): very old; something belonging to a long time ago barricades (BAR-uh-kaydz): barriers to stop people from going past a certain point bayonets (BAY-uh-nehts): blades attached to the end of a rifle for hand-to-hand combat colonists (KOL-uh-nihsts): people who settle in a distant land while remaining a citizen of another; before independence, Texans were colonists of Mexico musket (MUS-kiht): a firearm with a long barrel that was held over the shoulder while firing republic (ree-PUHB-lik): a form of government that is run by the people and those they elect; the leader of a republic is an elected official rather than a king or queen retreat (ruh-TREET): to back away from a difficult situation siege (SEEJ): a military operation in which an important enemy building or area is surrounded and cut off in such a way that supplies cannot easily be brought in; the idea is to slowly wear down the enemy and have them surrender without going to battle tomahawk (TOM-uh-hawks): small axes originally used by American Indians as a tool or weapon Union (YOON-yuhn): another name for the United States, especially during the first half of the nineteenth century 47 Index Adams, John Quincy 41 Austin, Stephen 12, 13 Ayres, David 29 Baugh, John 5 Bowie, Jim 16, 21, 24 Caddo people 9 Cos, Martín Perfecto de 13, 15 Crockett, Davy 16, 22, 26, 37 Declaration of Causes 14 Deguello 6, 32 Dickinson, Susanna 23, 38 Goliad 38 Gonzales 13, 16, 21, 28, 38, 39 Houston, Sam 14, 20, 36, 38, 39 McGregor, John 26 missions 8 Native Americans 8 Neill, James C.