The Alamo


In 1836, Mexican General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, and 6,000 Mexican troops stormed into Texas in an attempt to quell the insurrection among Texans who had declared independence from Mexico. On March 23, Santa Anna and his troops marched into a small mission in San Antonio known as The Alamo. His demand for an immediate surrender was refused, and he subsequently killed hundreds of Texans who resisted after a two-week standoff. Meanwhile, the commander of the Texas Army, Sam Houston, made plans for a counterattack.On April 21, Houston’s army of 800 routed the Mexicans at San Jacinto. In the battle, Santa Anna was captured, and the Mexican army was defeated amidst shout of "Remember the Alamo". Texas was now independent. It would become an American state in 1845.