SFC Uribe, Henry /SSG Vargas, Luis
The Battle of the Alamo
The Alamo is located in San Antonio, Texas
and has a rich history behind it.
The biggest remembrance of the Alamo is the battle that took place during 1836.
The purpose of the battle was Texans fighting for independence from Mexico.
In the year 1803, 800,000 square miles of
land west of Mississippi was purchased by the
United States causing a dispute with Spanish authorities. In 1820, Americans began to colonize in
Moses Austin and Stephen F. Austin were key individuals in colonizing Americans in Texas.
In the year 1810, Mexicans began to rebel
In 1821, Mexico gained independence from
In 1830, the Mexican government passed laws in hopes of slowing down immigration of
In 1834, Stephen Austin was arrested by
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
The Battle of Gonzales
The Battle of Gonzales was a major event that
lead up to the Battle of the Alamo.
In 1835, Texan troops, being outnumbered three to one, laid siege on the city of San
Antonio and captured the city due to superior shooting skills and better equipment.
The Alamo was used by the Mexicans to house
The Texans used it as an outpost to be an early warning lookout post for approaching enemies. On Feb 23, 1836 the Mexican Army was
spotted by Texan forces.
The Alamo at the time, had 150 soldiers and was under the command of William Barret
Travis requested for reinforcements but only attained thirty-two additional men.
March 6, 1836 Mexican forces attacked the