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Dwight D Eisenhower World War Ii
871 wordsDwight David Eisenhower was born on October 14, 1890 in Denison, Texas. He was the third of seven sons from David Jacob and Ida Elizabeth Stover Eisenhower. After his birth the family moved to Abilene, Kansas where Dwight graduated from high school in 1909. He was awarded a scholarship to West Point military academy. He was commissioned a Second Lieutenant upon graduation in September of 1915. After being stationed at Fort Sam Houston, Dwight met Mary (Mamie) Geneva Doud, and they were married o...
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Fight To The Death Due To The Fact
1,067 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 H...
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Vice President Legislative Branch
1,698 wordsLyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) was born on August 27, 1908 in Johnson City Texas... Lyndon was the thirty-sixth president of the United States. He graduated from Southwest Texas State Teachers College in 1930. Throughout his political career he was a democrat. He became one of the greatest men in Washington. His Life LBJ began his life in 1908. He graduated from Johnson City High School in Texas in the year 1924. Then he attended Southwest State Teachers College and graduated with a Bachelor of Science...
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Sam Houston White Settlers
1,090 wordsWhatever you Want The Texas War for Independence was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836. It came as the result of White anglo-season settlers' continuing frustration with Mexican government, which was striving hard to rid them of their ancestral traditions by enforcing Catholicism. They rightfully considered such practice as the ultimate tool of making them to disappear in the racial melting pot that became of Mexico. It took less than ten years for the Protestant colonists to increas...
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Santa Anna Battle Scenes
743 wordsJames A. Michner s: TEXAS A Comparative Review In this magnificent historical novel, James A. Michner skillfully combines fact and fiction to present one of our most expansive and diversified states. Spanning nearly four and a half centuries, Michner begins with the first Spaniards to explore parts of present day Texas, Cabeza de Vaca and Francisco Vasquez de Coronado and continues on to the emergence of Texas as one of our most powerful states. Michner s use of historical fact is extremely accu...
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Santa Anna Sam Houston
600 wordsThe The Alamo The Alamo The Alamo was originally a Franciscan mission in San Antonio, Texas. It was erected about the year 1722. The Alamo was not a very successful mission and became deserted. However, the Alamo would get its share of action in years to come when a small Texas garrison moved into the mission rather than follow orders which were given to William Barrett Travis from Sam Houston to abandon it. Instead, the 155 men began to prepare the roofless mission for a battle. Texas had been ...
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Sam Houston Santa Anna
1,153 wordsSamuel Houston Samuel Houston is considered by most Texans to have been the greatest man to ever live. While this is their opinion, it is a fact that he was one of the most important men in Texas path to becoming a state. Samuel Houston was born near Lexington, Virginia on March 2, 1793. His parents started sending him to local school at the age of 8, but he was a very rebellious child and rarely attended class. Later in life, he was known to have said, By the time I was fourteen years of age I ...
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Washington D C House Of Representatives
2,188 wordsSam Sam Houston Samuel Houston Sam Houston was as legend reports a big man about six foot and six inches tall. He was an exciting historical figure and war hero who was involved with much of the early development of our country and Texas. He was a soldier, lawyer, politician, businessman, and family man, whose name will be synonymous with nation heroes who played a vital part in the shaping of a young and prosperous country. He admired and supported the Native Americans who took him in and adopt...
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