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  1. The Alamo

  2. Where is it? • It is in San Antonio, Texas

  3. When did they build it? • The Spanish people started building it in 1724 • The soldiers gave the Alamo its name and it means “cottonwood”

  4. After Mexico became independent from Spain they occupied the Alamo

  5. Texas was a part of Mexico although Texas did not want to be.

  6. In 1835 Texan people occupied the Alamo as part of the Texan Revolution. • The government of Mexico did not like this and in 1936 about 6,000 Mexican soldiers came to take it back.

  7. The battle of the Alamo • There were 6,000 Mexican soldiers against 200 Texan soldiers in the battle from February 23 to March 6, 1836. • The soldiers held out for 13 days on the 14th day they lost against Mexico

  8. Why is the battle so important? • Because the Texan people held out for 13 days and they believed in themselves. That year they declared themselves independent.