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Just hours before John F. Kennedy was to deliver one of the most important speeches of the 1960 presidential campaign in Houston, Texas, the Massachusetts...
Glossary Term – Event
After thirteen days of fighting Mexican troops defeated the Texans at the Alamo, a former San Antonio mission defended by both Texans, including the frontier heroes David Crockett and James Bowie, and a number of Tejanos. Almost all of the Alamo’s defenders were killed in battle or executed immediately afterward. The battle inspired the motto “Remember the Alamo!” which Texan troops invoked in the Battle of San Jacinto, the deciding battle of the Texas Revolution.
In February 1930 in San Antonio, Tex., 5000 Mexicans and Mexican Americans gathered at the city's railroad station to depart the United States for settlement in Mexico. In August, a special train carried another 2000 to central Mexico.Most Americans are familiar with the forced relocation in 1942 of 112,000 Japanese Americans from the West Coast to internment camps. Far fewer are aware that during the Great Depression, the Federal Bureau of Immigration (after 1933, the Immigration and Naturalization Service) and local...
Through a simulation, in which Canadians try to seize the state of Maine, students will gain an understanding of the circumstances surrounding the Battle of the Alamo, February 23–March 6, 1836, between approximately 200 Texans and 4,000 Mexicans.Background
San Antonio, the second most populated city in Texas (Houston is the first), is home to the beautiful Riverwalk, Spanish Missions, and one of the most famous clashes in the history of the United States.In 1836, Texas was part of Mexico....