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Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna

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Definition: President of Mexico and chief general of Mexican forces during much of the turbulent mid-19th century. He captured the Alamo and killed all its defenders. He did the same thing at Goliad. He managed to lose magnificently at San Jacinto. He led his troops during the Mexican-American War. He remained president after the war and was removed from office several years 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:
Biography of Santa Anna
This PBS site gives you a good overview of the life of the Mexican leader.

Santa Anna's Life in Detail
Lots of good details in this long biography.

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