of the Alamo
1. December 1835, Texas Rebels capture the town of San Antonio
2. General Santa Anna arrives in February 1836 leading an army
of 3000 Mexican Soldiers; his goal was to restore Mexican Rule.
3. At the Alamo, a mission fort built by the Spanish, nearly 200
Texans including Jim Bowie, Davy Crockett and Colonel William B. Travis are held up inside.
4. Fighting lasted for 13 days Santa Anna initially tried to lay
siege to the fort, but the Texans resisted.
5. The Texas were finally taken over when gunpowder, men and the
walls of the Alamo finally gave out.
6. All men were killed, Santa Anna ordered all bodies be piled
up and burned, This angered many Texans and coined the phrase “Remember the Alamo”