Why is the Alamo a symbol of America?
It is identified as the spirit of Americans who will not accept a dictatorial government. It stands as a model of those people who stood their ground to the death in combatting an opposing force infiltrating the free land established by our forefathers for our future generations.
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The Alamo is a Spanish mission, built in 1718 in what became thecity of San Antonio. In 1836, the citizens of the then Mexicanstate of Coahuila y Tejas tired of the dictatorial rule of Mexicanpresident Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna and began a fight forindependence, known as the Texas Revolution. In …March of that year, battle between an estimated 180-200 membersof a ragtag militia (known as "Texians") and 4,000 Mexican troopstook place at the Alamo site. The result of the battle was aMexican rout; all Texian defenders were killed. However, it isconsidered a turning point in the Texas Revolution in that it tiedup Mexican forces long enough to allow the supreme commander of theTexian army, General Sam Houston, sufficient time to organize hisforces; Santa Anna was defeated the following month and Texasgained its independence. More Information: What is commonly referred to as "The Alamo," at the time of thefamous battle for Texas Independence which was fought there, was acrumbling, abandoned mission which had been built by CatholicMissionaries about a hundred years earlier, while Spain wasexploring and colonizing what is now the southern US and Mexico. At the time of its construction, the mission consisted of thesanctuary, which is the familiar structure we see in mostphotographs today, quarters for the monks and "friendly,""converted" Indians, grain storage facilities, water access,barracks for quartering soldiers there for security, and a stoneperimeter wall to prevent or reduce the devastating results ofattacks by "hostile" Indians. By 1836, due to the long departed threat from hostile Indians, themission had been long since abandoned, and without the requiredcontinuous Maintenance, the mortar holding the stone masonrytogether was failing, allowing many structures to collapse or atleast partially collapse. The "Texian" rebels, under command ofCol. William B. Travis made hasty makeshift repairs by simply"stacking" the collapsed stone sections of the perimeter walls, andbarricading those sections where the stone had, over the years,been "salvaged" for reuse by neighbors in the surrounding area. Thus, Travis' command converted the crumbling, long abandonedmission complex into a crude makeshift fortress, which as we allknow from history, was totally inadequate to withstand the assaultsof more than five thousand troops with heavy artillery, under thecommand of General Santa Anna, Emperor of Mexico. The significance of the Alamo and the battle fought there is thatTravis' troops managed to delay Santa Anna and his troops longenough for Texian General Sam Houston to gather and prepare forfuture battle with the Mexican Army. (MORE)
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The question is incorrect. The Alamo is part of Mexican and Texas History. The Alamo was not part of the US.
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Stupidity, the waste of lives, egoism and evil at the Alamo in the first place. Or consider this as an alternative possibility: It was 13 days of Glory. Sam Houston had alerted the World to the plight of Texas and as the Texas Army was moving eastward, troops were on the way to support the cause…. Not as battalions or mounted regiments. They straggled in as individuals and as a dozen riders at a time. The Texas Army was growing as the Mexican Army was being pushed forward beyond the reach of their baggage and supply route. Mexican Army desertion rates increased daily. Each day of march was halted by a volley of fire from a dozen or more Rangers and their subsequent escape through an arroyo. Each day Texas grew stronger and the Mexican Army grew smaller and weaker. The Alamo was an act of defiance in the face of great odds. (MORE)
The Alamo war that started because the elected president, Santa Anna, took away some of the peoples rights away, so those people decided to fight back. . On i think March 6th, 1836 at i think from5:30 am to 6:15 am, 600 Mexicans defeated the 200 Texans who were defending the Alamo. 16 women and chi…ldren (i think) survived and were hiding in the chapel. . But on April 21, 1836 (same year) Sam Houston and his troops were at a battle, outnumbered again by the Mexicans who were screaming "Remember the Alamo! Remember the Goliad!" the Texans, furious, came like an fury of a roaring tornado and won the battle in 18 minutes. But Mexican president Santa Anna escaped... . ...But not for long! the next day, the Texans found a "lowly private" hiding in some tall grasses. they dragged him to General Houston, and his men gave him away shouting "El Presidente! El Presidente!" It was none other than Santa Anna himself! . General Houston made Santa Anna sign a treaty that ended the war to and promised to never attack Texas again. . Texas was finally free! the Mexicans were forced to stop all fighting. Ten years later, on February 19, 1846, Texas became the 28th state to be part of the Union. Sam Houston was elected a United States senator. . ( i personally went on wikipedia to check if my facts were right, which they are) (MORE)
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The United States of America has three national symbols that allmean a lot to many of its citizens. The first is the flag, thesecond is the bald eagle, and the final one is the country'snational anthem The Star Spangled Banner.
Like you, I could not find any ticker symbols for these funds. You could ask Mutual of America what they are.. Where do you have these funds? Is it in your 401k plan?. Some 401k plans have funds that do not have a ticker symbol. Usually these funds will be a "kissing cousin" to a fund with a t…icker symbol. You could use that fund's symbol to track the fund you have.. Here is a link to the fund listing and perfromance of MOA's funds: http://mutualofamerica.com/MOAframe.asp?buthit=inv&Main=investments/performance.aspx (MORE)
I am doing a scrapbook on Washington,D.C. I need some ideas for symbols of America. I was looking for fresh ideas.
Susanna Dickinson was one of the few people that survived the alamo. . Susanna Dickinson was one of the survivors of the Alamo.
The Statue of Liberty Enlightening the World was a gift of friendship from the people of France to the people of the United States and is a universal symbol of freedom and democracy. The Statue of Liberty was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and designated as a National Monument in 1924.
While there are accepted symbols for the US, like the Flag, the Washington Monument, Mount Rushmore, and such; a person who is a symbol of the US will vary by the age or outlook of the viewer. I look to some of the Founding Fathers or some of the great Presidents of the last century. My kids have… more recent heroes in astronauts or military. There is also a faction that would identify religious leaders like Rev. Billy Graham as American symbols. It's a great question, but I don't know that there is a simple or common answer. (MORE)
There are no overall symbols that represent America. Though each country has their own national symbols.
No , the British & Americans did not have the same sort of symbolism.. The Swastika was (is) the symbol for the German Nazi Party . It was used also by the German military as a national symbol after Adolf Hitler became German military Commander-in Chief.. The British & Americans used their flag…s as the symbols for both the military & civilian activities. British aircraft recognition markings were similar to those used in the first world war. US aircraft recognition markings had various versions that used a white star. US & most allied land vehicles (by the end of the war) were using the white star as a vehicle recognition markings. However, these recognition markings are not equivalent in purpose & uses to the German government's use of the Nazi swastika. (MORE)
There are a few symbols that represent America. This includes theStatue of Liberty and the Washington Monument. The Golden GateBridge is another symbol.
The Alamo was a battle fought during the Texas war of independence from Mexico (1835-1836), not during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848). It didn't mean much to the final outcome of the war, as it was almost by any accounts a massacre: 2,400 Mexican troops killed all but two of 182-260 Texans at …the Alamo. The battle has been used, however, as a symbol of the Texan Independence Movement with "Remember the Alamo!" as the battle cry with most significance. (MORE)
South America is not a nation it is a continent there for does not have a national symbol
From a Briton - Ignorance of the wider world. From an American - Freedom to: . live where I want . get an education . work where I choose . speak freely . write and communicate freely . read what I want . befriend or love whomever I like . congregate publicly . protest . take governme…nt leaders to task if I choose . change my mind without force or interference (MORE)
Mount Rushmore is considered a symbol of America because the faces of four of the most respected presidents were carved into it.
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About 130 Texas volunteers made up of many European immigrants, Davy's Tennessee volunteers.. However, the only really significant people were William Travis, James Bowie, Davy Crockett and Juan Segein
What is the visual symbol used by Santa Anna in the early days of the siege to let the defenders of the Alamo know his intentions What did it mean?
The flying of a Red Flag indicated that "No Quarter" would be given or "No Prisoners" would be taken.
PDV America, Inc., is a subsidiary of Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A.,a state owned enterprise of Venezuela. It doesn't have a stockticker symbol because it is not a publicly traded company.
The Ford Model-T It symbolized the start of the assembly line. This process, starting with the Model-T, was soon applied to other industries, making mass produced, cheap good available to all. It signified consumerism.
America is a continent, or two if you prefer, it does not have a flag, though each country has its own.
The reason this is called this because the statute of liberty is a symbol of the friendship between France and America.
The word Alamo is Spanish for Cottonwood and it is believed by some that the name originated from a nearby cluster of such trees. During the Mexican War for Independence, Spanish troops occupied the buildings for several years and the soldiers were from a place called Alamo del Parras , Coa…huila . This provided another version of the name's origin. The cornerstone was set in place on May 8, 1744 , although the "Mission" was founded years earlier. The Mission was formally called the San Antonio de Valero Mission and its primary purpose was to convert the Indians to Christianity and educate them. (MORE)
i believe eagles are the symbol of America because bald eagles is wild and free just like America is.
This early symbol of America is the cornerstone for our ideals of life, liberty and the personal pursuit of happiness. Combined with the role of a responsible government to its citizens, the Declaration Of Independence is the very foundation of our democratic nation. --Riverbrook
It is not a seperate ring, but North America is one of the rings on the Olympic flag.
explore the alamo grounds, watch a movie based of alamo history, in the clara driscoll theater, its right on the alamo grounds. (i believe its called clara driscoll theater.), you can basically just explore the grounds,watch the alamo movie, visit the gift shop.
It does not have one because it is a mutual insurance company meaning it is owned by its policyholders and has no stockholders to please.
No. Officially the US was not involved, but American volunteers (including former Congressman David Crockett) went to the Alamo specifically to fight for Texan independence. In 1836 the US had no grand designs on Texas. Even ten years later Texas was considered a lesser addition to the US when compa…red with California. (MORE)
It was originally a Mission, a church built for use by missionaries who wanted to spread Christianity to the natives in the area. The building itself was never completed. The Mission had been deserted for years by the time of the Texan War of Independence, and both armies had used it as a fort.
Yes. This is because an automobile gives you mobility and that symbolizes your freedom to move around. It is not like train travel you set the schedule. Now it could be like air travel if you have your own airplane. If you have your own boat or yacht or ship that could also symbolize freedom. Even i…f you have your own motorcycle. (MORE)
Yes, the bald eagle is America's symbol, but the Statue of Liberty is also a symbol of America.
The principal symbol of the CSA was the equestrian statue of Gen. George Washington which was featured on its seal. Other symbols include the lone star, the Palmetto tree, the crescent, and the pelican.
France gave the face as a present when the civil war ended so they bult a body around it it took twenty-five years to turn green
In modern times, dragons have no place in American culture, but the early Native Americans (just to be clear, they're not from India) saw dragons as harbingers of extreme weather, both good and bad. On the good end of the spectrum, these creatures summoned forth heavy rain after a period of drought,… whereas the bad side dealt with hurricanes and tornadoes. (MORE)
America is a symbol of freedom for many reasons. The first being that we have liberties and rights that others in other countries do not have. We choose our leaders, they aren't given to us or born into a right. We also fought for our freedom from Englands rule.
Franklin wanted the turkey. He called it a proud bird and thought the eagle was a thief and not regal. He said, "An eagle is a bird of very bad moral character and does not even work for a living, but spends its time soaring around stealing fish and anything else edible that isn't nailed down." (thi…s is a direct quote) (MORE)
It didn't. The Mexicans won at the Alamo, although they eventually lost the war to keep Texas. The US government was not involved in that war.
The Alamo refers to a historical event where Texians were caught off guard outside San Antonio. On the 8th day of the siege the Texians, against all odds, defeated the Mexican soldiers and defended the Alamo.
The Battle of the Alamo was fought in 1836. This was a battle between the Republic of Texas and Mexico. Santa Anna led the Mexican forces. William Travis and James Bowie led the Texans. Davy Crockett is another famous person fighting on the side of Texas.
There is no real inherent symbolism beyond its form as an obelisk. The Washington Monument symbolizes America in that it is an iconic feature of Washington, D.C., the capital city, and that it is a monument to the first president George Washington.
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It symbolizes the hard work that Abraham Lincoln did to help bringour country back together
No, the Republican Political party does. The Republican Politicalparty is also called the Grand Old Party or GOP.