The Battle of the Alamo

Remember the Alamo!

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A Summary of the Battle

The Mexican forces came and surrounded the Alamo. Begining of February 23, the huge Mexican force of 2,000 to 6,000 men began their attack on the Alamo. For 13 days the Texan's held their own untill March 6 when the Alamo was finally breached by the Mexican forces.

Why This Battle Was Important

This battle caused other Texans to gain an even greater resolve to win the war and win their independence. On April 21, 1836, Sam Houston and his army of about 800 men were able to defeat Santa Anna at San Jacinto and ended the war. Without the Battle of the Alamo we may have never one the war in the end.

2 Questions

1. Who built the alamo and why it it there?

2. Where did the Alamo get its name?


1. It was a spanish mission built to

2. Spanish troop called it "El Alamo" which is spanish for the cottonwood trees the mission was surrounded by.