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  • Remember The Alamo - 668 words
    In many books about of the Alamo all said, The phrase "Remember the Alamo", an often misquoted reference to the 1836 battle, actually does very little to help us remember the real Alamo. Largely ignored are the years following the 1793 secularization of Mission San Antonio de Valero. Until recently, this period of the Alamo's history seemed doomed to remain hidden forever. The history of the Alamo begins long before 1836. It is the story of a thriving community whose citizens lived and died within the shadow of the mission's walls. Built by Spanish priests and their Indian converts, the mission San Antonio de Valero later became the home to the Spanish soldiers whose company name, Alamo de P ...
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  • The Alamo - 1,008 words
    "To the people of Texas and all Americans in the World: I shall never surrender or retreat ... I Am determined to sustain myself as long as possible and die like a soldier who never forgets what it is due to his honor and that of his country-VICTORY OR DEATH." This was a letter sent by William Barret Travis during the siege of the Alamo on February 24, 1836. It was a cry for help to anybody and everybody willing to listen. It all started in 1830 with Stephen Austin, a leader of American pioneers in the wild, living in Texas, under the rule of the Mexican government, who had solved two major problems that the settlers had with the government. The colonist were now allowed to keep slaves in Te ...
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  • The Alamo - 1,051 words
    ... one. While the siege was going on nearly ten thousand more settlers assembled outside the city. The one problem was that these soldiers were getting bored and had nothing to do. Many started to return home either out of boredom or belief that the war was over. Only one hundred and fifty men were left to face the winter under the leadership of Sam Houston. The soldiers assumed that the Mexicans who now were driven South were very unlikely to return for the duration of the winter months. Sam Houston ordered a concentration of on the theory that the Mexicans would return. He recommended the destruction and abandonment of San Antonio. For this cautious counseling Houston was deposed from com ...
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  • Zimmermann Telegram And Its True Purpose - 1,107 words
    On January 9th, 1917 a message was sent from Germany to the German minister in Mexico. This message, later to be known as the Zimmermann Telegram was the final piece to a German plot to embroil the United States into a war with Mexico, Japan or both in order to cripple Allied supply lines fueling Allied operations in Europe. The actual telegram was translated to as follows: "We intend to begin on the first of February unrestricted submarine warfare. We shall endeavor in spite of this to keep the united States of America neutral. In the event of this not succeeding, we make Mexico a proposal or alliance on the following basis: make war together, make peace together, generous financial support ...
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  • Mexican War - 719 words
    The Mexican War---Was It in the National Interest? Most Americans were advocates of expanding the Union to make a larger stronger country, but some also saw the Mexican War as a barefaced plot to expand slavery; however, the Mexican War was seen as something that was necessary to settle disputes between the two countries, and through the support of the "Manifest Destiny," the unresolved conflict that took place between the Texans and Mexicans in the early 1800's, and Polk's failed attempts for peace between Mexico and the United States, it can be proved that the Mexican War was in the National interest. "Manifest Destiny" was the spirit that prevailed in American life during the 1840's where ...
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  • Santa Anna Antonio Lopez De - 305 words
    17941876, Mexican general and politician. He fought in the royalist army, but later joined Iturbide in the struggle that won independence for Mexico (1821). Santa Anna then entered upon a long and tortuous political career. His actions were governed by opportunism rather than by any fixed principle, and he shifted his allegiance from party to party, his fortunes rising and falling with bewildering rapidity. He led the revolution against Iturbide (1823); aided, then revolted against, Vicente Guerrero; and turned against Anastasio Bustamante after helping him to power. His victory over the Spanish when Guerrero was in power gained for him a popularity which he turned into political capital; he ...
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  • Female Gangbangers - 1,845 words
    A year in the World of Female Gangsters: There is no way you can neatly squeeze in a single report what female gang life posses. What I am giving is highlights and statistics staffed with local information. There is no such thing as a typical gang each possess a history that reflects the community they grew up in. The research is in Los Angeles and smaller California communities San Antonio, Texas, and Chicago, Ill.. Most research has been done in L.A. where female gangs have achieved a greater notoriety more than anywhere else but no matter where the gang is each are similar in nature. The history of gangs is a history of fearthe fear of the outsiders. Although their skin was darker, their ...
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  • The Buddha - 1,577 words
    In the sixth century before the Christian era, religion was forgotten in India. The lofty teachings of the Vedas were thrown into the background. There was much priest craft everywhere. The insincere priests traded on religion. They duped the people in a variety of ways and amassed wealth for themselves. They were irreligious to say the least. In the name of religion, people followed in the footsteps of these cruel priests and performed meaningless rituals. They killed animals and performed various sacrifices. The country was in great need of a reformer. At such a critical period, when there were cruelty, degeneration, and unrighteousness everywhere, a reformer was to be born to save the peo ...
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  • John Wayne An American Icon - 1,293 words
    Marion Morrison, also known as John Wayne, is perhaps one of the most popular movie personalities ever. He began as a mere stagehand, but by the end of his career he had developed himself as a very successful actor, producer, and director. Marion Michael Morrison was born on May 26, 1907, in Winterest, Iowa. His father, Clyde, worked as a pharmacist, and John Wayne thought of his father as the kindest, most patient man I ever knew. Later on in life, John Waynes father developed a critical lung disease. Wayne said that his mother, Mary was a tiny, vivacious redheaded bundle of energy. John Wayne was nicknamed The Duke after his pet as a child that was named Airedale. Early in his life, John a ...
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  • Padre Martinez: Broker For Non Violent Conquest-1847 Taos Uprising - 5,183 words
    /> [The following is an earlier version of the essay published under the title "Begetting the Mexican American" in Seeds of Struggle, Harvest of Fatih, LPD Press, c. 1998, pp. 345-72. Permission from Publisher and my own as author to use for educatonal purposes.] PADRE ANTONIO JOSE MARTINEZ: BROKER FOR NON VIOLENT CONQUEST AND THE TAOS UPRISING OF 1847 by Rev. Juan Romero INTRODUCTION The year 1998 will mark the fourth centennial of the founding in northern New Mexico of the second oldest European settlement in what is now the United States. This importance of this anniversary is highlighted because of its close proximity to two other significant events: the 150th anniversary of the 1846 Ame ...
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  • American History Of John Wayne - 523 words
    The definition of a true American. It cant be found in any text, the possibilities are too vast. There are those who consider place of birth and citizenship, those who feel that residency is the only factor, and there are some that will not make a judgment unless an entire life is laid out. The definition is simpler than many people will choose to admit. John Duke Wayne once stated,A mans got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job (Pilar Wayne, vii). To Wayne, that creed meant living his life as someone who would represent America well. That is the mind set of a red blooded American. John Wayne epitomized a true American by his concrete ideals regarding integrity and leading a ...
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  • Wake Island - 1,619 words
    When the Japanese bombed Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, America was at last forced to officially enter World War II. President Franklin Delano Roosevelt officially declared war on the Japanese and in his famous radio address to the American people, he professed that December 7 was a day that would live in infamy. Americans and Japanese alike, still remember Pearl Harbor Day, but how many remember the gallant, fighting Marines who served on a tiny atoll in the Pacific by the name of Wake Island? Prior to the war, Wake Island, located 2300 miles west of Honolulu, was an unincorporated territory of the United States, which was placed under the jurisdiction of the Navy in 1934. It was also a ...
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  • Rich Dad Poor Dad - 1,059 words
    Kiyosaki explains money does not calm your fears when desire forces you to spend. You have to avoid the trap. Rich people often have a fear of losing it all. A job is a short term solution to a long term problem. You must master the power of money. When the donkey drags the cart with the carrot on a stick in front of him, the driver is getting where he wants. For the donkey it's an illusion. What intensifies fear and desire is ignorance. To spend your life in fear and never exploring your dreams is cruel. Just as in my business of MJM Productions. Instead of looking at how much certain ventures will cost, we must look at the posibilities which will occur as a result of that venture. Money do ...
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  • Go Tell The Spartans, Stranger Passing By, That Here Obedient To Their Laws We Lie - 915 words
    Thus reads an ancient stone at Thermopylae in northern Greece, the site of one of the world's greatest battles for freedom. Here, in 480 B.C., on a narrow mountain pass above the crystalline Aegean, 300 Spartan knights and their allies faced the massive forces of Xerxes, King of Persia. From the start, there was no question but that the Spartans would perish. In Gates of Fire, however, Steven Pressfield makes their courageous defense--and eventual extinction--unbearably suspenseful. The story is told from the point of view of Xeones of Astakos, supposedly the sole survivor among the Spartans, who Xerxes has tell his story to the court historian Gobartes. Xeones starts with the tale of how he ...
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  • Of Weasel And Men - 1,997 words
    The room without any windows, two beds. There are two persons on the beds Flox and Fowl. Fowl stares at the corner, Flox stares at Fowl. Mute scene. Flox (whispering): Hey, Fowl! No reaction. Flox: Fowl, do you hear me? No reaction. Flox: Listen, Fowl, why are you feeding her? Why are you feeding this Weasel? Are you kind? No-o, you arent kind! You are not talking to me, you are evil! Hey, why are you looking at her in such a manner? You looking at her because you want to kill her? Why are you not killing her then? If you are evil kill her! But you are feeding her for a week, and not killing her. Means, you are kind? No, you are not kind. You have a vulture eye. You are up to something with ...
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