When word of the victory by the rebelling anglos reached Santa Anna, he immediately organized an army and headed for San Antonio to put down the rebellious Texians.
Visit Website When the Texans finally resumed their march in the afternoon, they quickly encountered the Mexican forces. Anglo immigrants had forced a war on Mexico, and Mexican honor insisted that the usurpers be defeated.
Following early skirmishes, the United States then declared war on Mexico. If only Santa Anna had not killed every Texan prisoner.
This early training would leave a lasting impression on Santa Anna and he essentially followed these same military tactics throughout his career.
InSanta Anna was promoted to captain. This cleared the way for Guerrero to become president of Mexico. The death of their leader seemed to inspire the Texans as they engaged in house-to-house combat that continued for two more days. He was born in Xalapa, Mexico which was a part of Spain at the time.
He acknowledged that byhe considered Texas to be the biggest threat to Mexico, and he acted upon those threats. Bymost of the largest businesses in Mexico are owned by foreign nationals, mostly American or British.
Old Ben Milam was strongly opposed to the reteat and called out to the Texans with his now-famous words, "Who will go with old Ben Milam into San Antonio? Yet his vanity resulted in a crucial defeat against the army of Winfield Scott marching on Mexico City. By there were 30, Americans and only around 8, Mexicans.
This was not enough to crush a rebellion and provide security—from attacks by both Indians and federalists—throughout the rest of the country. The next battle was on an island in a bayou next to the San Jacinto River about halfway between San Antonio and the Louisiana border.
Seven hundred Mexicans were killed and another taken prisoner Battleand no Mexicans escaped off the island. To do this, his government borrows huge sums of foreign money at high interest rates, only to discover that the oil is generally of low grade. President Adams and President Jackson had offered to buy the territory.
This is the base of what we know today as chewing gum, however, Santa Anna intended chicle to be used in buggy tires. He acquired more land and became a prosperous gentleman farmer. Santa Ana did not remain loyal for long; he was one of the first to pronounce against Iturbide's empire, seizing the port of Veracruz in the name of the revolt which ended Iturbide's short-lived imperial experiment.
His strong Centralist policies encourage the increasing ire of residents of Texasthen still part of Mexico, who declare their independence in In AugustSanta Anna left for Veracruz.
Members of the local native population clash with the Spanish explorers, killing some 50 of them and capturing several more. He then ordered his brother-in law, General Martin Perfecto de Costo march into Texas and put an end to disturbances against the state. It had served as a military garrison for the Spanish, Mexicans, and Texans.
The next meeting with Santa Anna would prove a different outcome. When he arrived at the rain-swollen banks of the Guadalupe River near Gonzales, there were just eighteen Texians to oppose him.
Colonel Sidney Sherman, at the head of the Texas cavalry, charged the Mexican army, but accomplished little except to inspire the Texans with fresh enthusiasm for the following day.The Handbook of Texas Online: Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna; Benson Latin American Collection – Antonio López de Santa Anna Collection; Sketch of Santa Anna from A pictorial history of Texas, from the earliest visits of European adventurers, to A.D.hosted by the Portal to Texas History.
The Texas Revolution (October 2, – April 21, ) was a rebellion of colonists from the United States and Tejanos (Texas Mexicans) in putting up armed resistance to the centralist government of Mexico.
Santa Anna, Antonio López de (–) Mexican general and dictator.
He was the dominant political figure in Mexico from tosometimes as president, sometimes unofficially as the result of a coup. In the end, Santa Anna’s foolishness played a major role in losing Mexico all the land stretching from Texas to California.
InSanta Anna personally led the Mexican army into Texas to put down the Texas Revolution. Portrait of Antonio López de Santa Anna. Image courtesy of the San Jacinto Museum of History.
Image available on the Internet and included in. Antonio López de Santa Anna () The dominant figure in Mexican politics for much of the 19th century, Antonio López de Santa Anna left a legacy of disappointment and disaster by.Download