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Jim Bowie
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Santa Anna


Definition: San Antonio-area fort hat was overrun by Mexican forces on March 6, 1836. The Mexican army under General Santa Anna killed every one of the 189 American defenders, including Davy Crockett and Jim Bowie. The defeat at the Alamo became a rallying cry for Americans when the Mexican War began a decade later.

Related Resources:
The Mexican War
See drawings of him, read facts and figures about his victories, etc.

The 19th Century
Get a glimpse of what life was like in the exciting 1800s.

Elsewhere on the Web:
Remember the Alamo!
This site about the Alamo was put together by students just like you.

Alamo Chronology
Match dates to events in this helpful timeline of the tragedy at the Alamo.

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