By Brenda Lange

Antonio de Padua Maria Severino Lopez de Santa Anna was once a guy of many titles basic within the Mexican military, president, dictator, landowner and administrator, husband, and father. Santa Anna is celebrated 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 means of many to be a bloodthirsty tyrant. in spite of the fact that, there have been many aspects to this icon of Mexican background. in the course of his lengthy lifestyles, Santa Anna rose to the top of strength, but he died approximately penniless and forgotten. This new biography lines his direction 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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He also dispatched a messenger to General Sam Houston asking for reinforcements. The next day the Mexican cavalry attacked the rear of the compound, and again they were turned back. Later that day, another Mexican unit arrived with more cannons, which now were trained on three sides of the fort. The Mexicans cut off the Texans’ water supply from a nearby irrigation ditch. Jim Bowie was carried outside on his cot, and he encouraged the soldiers to stay strong and keep fighting, no matter what. Late in the afternoon, Santa Anna was fired at by one of the defenders as he walked about inspecting his troops.

His responsibilities as administrator were many: He plan� ned the communities, overseeing construction and micromanaging everything from building design to what crops the farmers should grow. He found teachers for the schools and ensured the budgets included money for churches and shops to be built. He was given vast power, which he seemed to have handled well. He formed a royalist militia and forced all men between age 16 and 50 to serve; each family was ordered to grow extra food to feed the protectors.

After Mexico abolished slavery and then overthrew federalism early in 1835 (giving the territories less autonomy), the time was right for revolt. Santa Anna did not have to lead forces into the remote province, but he preferred the hazards of the battlefield to those of the capital city. indd 50 7/7/10 1:03 PM 6 The Road to the Alamo The Mexican government hoped to fill the Texas territory with their citizens, but few wanted to move, so Mexican leaders decided to invite in people from other countries, offering them tax-free residency for 10 years.

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