By Brenda Lange
Antonio de Padua Maria Severino Lopez de Santa Anna used to be a guy of many titles basic within the Mexican military, president, dictator, landowner and administrator, husband, and father. Santa Anna is widely known for his half within the notorious conflict of the Alamo in the course of the U.S.-Mexican battle and is taken into account by way of many to be a bloodthirsty tyrant. besides the fact that, there have been many facets to this icon of Mexican historical past. in the course of his lengthy lifestyles, Santa Anna rose to the top of energy, but he died approximately penniless and forgotten. This new biography lines his course from middle-class beginnings to the halls of the capital in Mexico urban to exile in Cuba to his ultimate days.
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Additional American troops joined the Texas rebels, enabling them to defeat Cos, who surrendered and promised to leave Texas forever. The Siege of the Alamo Meanwhile, Santa Anna’s army had marched long and hard to reach its goal. The date was February 23, 1836, and a Texan scout rode into the town of San Antonio de Bexar to warn the citizens: Mexican general Antonio López de Santa Anna was only eight miles outside the town with thousands of troops! As the townspeople evacuated, Lieutenant Colonel William Travis, the co-commander of the Texas troops, sent Dr.
He left the actual governing to his vice president. He did have an effect on the country’s financial system, which he felt needed radical reform. Taxes instituted during two of his later terms (1841– 1843 and 1853–1855) were his way of alleviating the government’s lack of financial resources. He already agreed with the Congress’s proposal to tax the Catholic Church, believing that it was the church’s duty to help finance the government. He felt it was all right as long as these changes were made slowly, in order to avoid revolt.
Indd 63 7/7/10 10:35 AM 64 antonio lópez de santa anna Santa Anna and his troops storm the Alamo on March 6, 1836, in this nineteenthcentury engraving. Hundreds of Texas rebels were killed in battle or executed by the Mexicans, but Santa Anna’s victory would prove to be short-lived. honor was at stake, and he was ready to teach the men in the Alamo a lesson. m.