The fall of the Alamo after Mexican General Santa Ana defeated the small band of Texas 'revolutionaries' who declared their independence from Mexico. True independence would not come for Texas for another ten years, when President James K. Polk provoked an unlawful war with Mexico, which was settled at the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo, in which Mexico ceded Texas, California, and most of its territorial claims north of the Rio Grande River, including the territories of New Mexico and Arizona.
would be the first of several attempts by Texans to establish their
independence from Mexico. This effort led to the famous
lopsided battle between General Santa Ana and a small group of
rebels, including Jim Bowie and Davie Crockett, who perished under
seige at a place called the Alamo in the modern day city of San
renegade state attempts to acquire all Indian land by decree.
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