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San Jacinto

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Definition: American victory over Mexican forces in April 21, 1836. Americans were angered by the massacres at the Alamo and Goliad, in which Mexican President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna had ordered all prisoners executed. A force of 910 Americans, led by Sam Houston, marched on San Jacinto and defeated a Mexican force of 1,500. Half of the Mexican force was killed, and almost all of the rest were taken prisoner. The result was a secure Texas, one that could proclaim itself a Republic.

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