By Elaine Landau
In 1835, a small team of rebels contained in the Alamo stood up opposed to a Mexican military. The rebels—including Davey Crockett, Jim Bowie, and William Travis—were scuffling with for Texas independence. could you or could you now not subscribe to the rebels? What may you do?
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Extra info for The Alamo. Would You Join the Fight?
Attack! Like Jim Bowie, Travis did not blow up the Alamo. The fort had become an important symbol of Texan independence. Travis kept sending out pleas for help. But only a small number of men answered his call. There were fewer than two hundred men ready to defend the Alamo. A huge number of Mexican soldiers, probably between 2,000 and 4,000, were under Santa Anna’s command. These soldiers were ready to attack the fort on March 5, 1836. Santa Anna did not have to cause a blood bath. There was another choice.
Chapter 8: Before the Attack MAP - Storming the Alamo What Would YOU Do? Chapter 9: Attack! What Would YOU Do? Chapter 10: Their Dream Came True MAP - Sam Houston's Texas Timeline Words to Know Learn More (Books) Web Sites Index Note To Our Readers Copyright More Books from Enslow Chapter 1 A Chance for Change Image Credit: University of Texas Libraries This is a map of New Spain showing the borders from 1786–1821. Most of New Spain eventually became Mexico. The early 1800s was an exciting time.
The Alamo was first built as a mission. Later, it was used as a fort. Cos talked tough but was not a good general. He came with a force of 1,500 well trained Mexican soldiers. But they were soon defeated by just about 300 Texas rebels. Now the rebels took over the Alamo. Yet they felt there would be more trouble. Image Credit: Library of Congress Martin Perfecto de Cos commanded Mexican troops in Texas. They were right. Santa Anna put together a Mexican army of thousands of soldiers and headed north with them.