By Brenda Lange
Antonio de Padua Maria Severino Lopez de Santa Anna used to be a guy of many titles common within the Mexican military, president, dictator, landowner and administrator, husband, and father. Santa Anna is widely known for his half within the notorious conflict of the Alamo throughout the U.S.-Mexican struggle and is taken into account by way of many to be a bloodthirsty tyrant. although, there have been many facets to this icon of Mexican historical past. in the course of his lengthy lifestyles, Santa Anna rose to the head of strength, but he died approximately penniless and forgotten. This new biography strains his course 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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The Mexicans entered San Antonio on February 23, waving flags with the large eagle emblem for the Mexican central government. 2 kg) cannonball. The shot showed the Mexicans that the rebels were serious, but Bowie still sent a note asking for peace talks. Santa Anna’s return message was curt; he would not discuss any terms. Travis also sent a messenger asking to talk with the Mexicans, but Colonel Juan Almonte replied that there would be no compromise and ordered the Texans to surrender or die. When Travis got this message, he answered by firing the cannon again.
Indd 47 7/7/10 1:03 PM 48 antonio lópez de santa anna In 1833, Santa Anna (above) was named president of Mexico. Perhaps because of his experience as military commander, Santa Anna was often seen by the Mexican people as a dictator. S. immigrants and to work toward reforms of the legal system in the province. Santa Anna’s first presidency was marked by regular uprisings and revolts and attempts to cast him as supreme dictator of Mexico. indd 48 7/7/10 1:03 PM A New Republic 49 liberal political system as far back as 1822.
Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna (The Great Hispanic Heritage) by Brenda Lange