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During the early period of Mexican independence, many American immigrants had settled in Texas, then a part of Coahuila y Tejas. In 1835, this group rebelled, largely against the "Napoleon of the West", Antonio de Padua Maria Severino Lopez de Santa Anna, then president of Mexico, who had rescinded the democratic Constitution of 1824 and dissolved Mexico''s Congress. In 1836 Santa Anna led Mexico troops into Texas, slaughtering the inhabitants of the Alamo on March 6. He won a second battle near Goliad, executing all prisoners. General Sam Houston, with an army of only 900 to Santa Anna''s 3,000-5,000, retreated...
Created by: Guillaume, L.M.D.