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Alamo Dome CIMG7791
The Battle of the Alamo
Alamo
(February 23 – March 6, 1836) was a pivotal event in the Texas
Texas
Revolution. Following a 13-day siege, Mexican troops under President General Antonio López de Santa Anna
Antonio López de Santa Anna
launched an assault on the Alamo Mission
Alamo Mission
near San Antonio
San Antonio
de Béxar (modern-day San Antonio, Texas, United States), killing all of the Texian defenders. Santa Anna's cruelty during the battle inspired many Texians—both Texas
Texas
settlers and adventurers from the United States—to join the Texian Army. Buoyed by a desire for revenge, the Texians defeated the Mexican Army at the Battle of San Jacinto, on April 21, 1836, ending the revolution. Several months previously, Texians had driven all Mexican troops out of Mexican Texas
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Remember The Alamo (song)
"Remember the Alamo" is a song written by Texan folk singer and songwriter Jane Bowers.[1] Bowers details the last days of 180 soldiers during the Battle of the Alamo
Battle of the Alamo
and names several famous figures who fought at the Alamo, including Mexican general Santa Anna and Texans: Jim Bowie, William Barrett Travis
William Barrett Travis
and Davy Crockett. It champions the Texans' efforts against Mexico to establish an independent republic. Tex Ritter
Tex Ritter
first released the song as the b-side of "Gunsmoke" in 1955. It was the first song in the catalogue of his and Johnny Bond's music company Vidor Publications. Ritter's recording was used in the film Down Liberty Road the following year
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Federalism
Federalism
Federalism
is the mixed or compound mode of government, combining a general government (the central or 'federal' government) with regional governments (provincial, state, cantonal, territorial or other sub-unit governments) in a single political system
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Texas
Texas
Texas
(/ˈtɛksəs/, locally /-sɪz/; Spanish: Texas
Texas
or Tejas [ˈtexas]) is the second largest state in the United States
United States
by both area and population. Geographically located in the South Central region of the country, Texas
Texas
shares borders with the U.S
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Texian
Texians were residents of Mexican Texas
Mexican Texas
and, later, the Republic of Texas. Today, the term is used specifically to distinguish early Anglo settlers of Texas, especially those who supported the Texas Revolution. Mexican settlers of that era are referred to as Tejanos, and residents of modern Texas
Texas
are known as Texans.Contents1 History1.1 Colonial settlement 1.2 Texians of the Republic of Texas, 1836 to 18462 See also 3 References 4 External linksHistory[edit] Colonial settlement[edit] Many different immigrant groups came to Texas
Texas
over the centuries. There was Spanish immigration in the 17th century, French and English in the 18th century, and massive German, Dutch, Swedish, Irish, Scottish, Scots-Irish, and Welsh immigration in the years leading up to Texas
Texas
independence in the 19th century
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Legacy Of The Battle Of The Alamo
The Battle of the Alamo
Battle of the Alamo
left a substantial legacy and influence within American culture and is an event that is told from the perspective of the vanquished.Contents1 Perception 2 Alamo
Alamo
Mission 3 Literature 4 Art 5 Film 6 Music 7 Footnotes 8 ReferencesPerception[edit] Within weeks of the battle, it began to be compared to the Greek stand at the Battle of Thermopylae.[1] Efforts to preserve the Alamo
Alamo
have largely been an Anglo-American cause
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Gonzales, Texas
Gonzales is a city in Gonzales County, Texas, United States. The population was 7,237 at the 2010 census.[4] It is the county seat.[5][6]Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Education 5 Media 6 Historic monuments and buildings 7 Historic houses 8 Notable people 9 Gallery of Gonzales 10 Climate 11 References 12 Further reading 13 External linksHistory[edit]Come and Take It muralGonzales is one of the earliest Anglo-American settlements in Texas, the first west of the Colorado River. It was established by Empresario Green DeWitt as the capital of his colony in August 1825. DeWitt named the community for Rafael Gonzáles, governor of Coahuila y Tejas.[7] Informally, the community was known as the DeWitt Colony. The original settlement (located where Highway 90-A crosses Kerr Creek) was abandoned in 1826 after two Indian attacks. It was rebuilt nearby in 1827
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Runaway Scrape
The Runaway Scrape
Runaway Scrape
events took place mainly between September 1835 and April 1836, and were the evacuations by Texas
Texas
residents fleeing the Mexican Army
Mexican Army
of Operations during the Texas
Texas
Revolution, from the Battle of the Alamo
Battle of the Alamo
through the decisive Battle of San Jacinto. The ad interim government of the new Republic of Texas
Republic of Texas
and much of the civilian population fled eastward ahead of the Mexican forces. The conflict arose after Antonio López de Santa Anna
Antonio López de Santa Anna
abrogated the 1824 constitution of Mexico
Mexico
and established martial law in Coahuila y Tejas. The Texians resisted and declared their independence
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Mexican–American War
American victoryTreaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo Mexican recognition of U.S. sovereignty over Texas
Texas
(among other territories) End of the conflict between Mexico
Mexico
and Republic of TexasTerritorial changes Mexican CessionBelligerents United States California
California
Republic[1] MexicoCommanders and leaders James K. Polk Winfield Scott Zachary Taylor Stephen W. Kearny John Drake Sloat William Jenkins Worth Robert Field Stockton Joseph Lane Franklin Pierce David Conner Matthew C. Perry John C. Frémont Thomas Childs Henry Stanton Burton William B. Ide Edward Dickinson Baker Antonio López de Santa Anna Mariano Arista Pedro de Ampudia José María Flores Mariano G
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The Walt Disney Company
The Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Company, commonly known as Disney (/ˈdɪzni/),[4] is an American diversified multinational mass media and entertainment conglomerate, headquartered at the Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Studios in Burbank, California. It is the world's second-largest media conglomerate in terms of revenue, after Comcast.[5] Disney was founded on October 16, 1923 – by brothers Walt Disney
Walt Disney
and Roy O. Disney
Roy O. Disney
– as the Disney Brothers Cartoon Studio, and established itself as a leader in the American animation industry before diversifying into live-action film production, television, and theme parks. The company also operated under the names The Walt Disney
Walt Disney
Studio and then Walt Disney Productions
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Davy Crockett (TV Miniseries)
Davy Crockett
Davy Crockett
is a five-part serial which aired on ABC from 1954–1955 in one-hour episodes, on the Disneyland
Disneyland
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John Wayne
Marion Mitchell Morrison (born Marion Robert Morrison; May 26, 1907 – June 11, 1979), known professionally as John Wayne
John Wayne
and nicknamed Duke, was an American actor and filmmaker.[1] An Academy Award-winner for True Grit (1969), Wayne was among the top box office draws for three decades.[2][3] Born in Winterset, Iowa, Wayne grew up in Southern California. He was president of Glendale High class of 1925.[4] He found work at local film studios when he lost his football scholarship to the University of Southern California
Southern California
as a result of a bodysurfing accident.[5]:63–64 Initially working for the Fox Film Corporation, he appeared mostly in small bit parts
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The Alamo (1960 Film)
The Alamo
The Alamo
is a 1960 American historical epic war film about the 1836 Battle of the Alamo
Battle of the Alamo
produced and directed by John Wayne
John Wayne
and starring Wayne as Davy Crockett. The picture also stars Richard Widmark
Richard Widmark
as Jim Bowie and Laurence Harvey
Laurence Harvey
as William B. Travis, and the supporting cast features Frankie Avalon, Patrick Wayne, Linda Cristal, Joan O'Brien, Chill Wills, Joseph Calleia, Ken Curtis, Ruben Padilla as Santa Anna, and guest star Richard Boone
Richard Boone
as Sam Houston. The movie was photographed in 70 mm Todd-AO
Todd-AO
by William H
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Constitution Of 1824
The Federal Constitution of the United Mexican States
United Mexican States
of 1824 (Spanish: Constitución Federal de los Estados Unidos Mexicanos de 1824) was enacted on October 4 of 1824, after the overthrow of the Mexican Empire of Agustin de Iturbide
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Siege Of The Alamo
The Siege of the Alamo
Alamo
(February 23 – March 6, 1836) describes the first thirteen days of the Battle of the Alamo. On February 23, Mexican troops under General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
entered San Antonio de Bexar, Texas
Texas
and surrounded the Alamo
Alamo
Mission. The Alamo was defended by a small force of Texans and Tejanos, led by William Barrett Travis and James Bowie, and included Davy Crockett. Before beginning his assault on the Alamo, Santa Anna offered them one last chance to surrender. Travis replied by opening fire on the Mexican forces and, in doing so, effectively sealed their fate.[5] The siege ended when the Mexican Army launched an early-morning assault on March 6
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Conscript
Military
Military
service National service Conscription
Conscription
crisis Conscientious objector Alternative civilian service Conscription
Conscription
by countryv t eConscription, sometimes called the draft, is the compulsory enlistment of people in a national service, most often a military service.[5] Conscription
Conscription
dates back to antiquity and continues in some countries to the present day under various names. The modern system of near-universal national conscription for young men dates to the French Revolution in the 1790s, where it became the basis of a very large and powerful military
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