San Jacinto Monument? Alamo? San Jose Mission?
What is the date that all three of these "landmarks" and what is the importance of them/why were they built? Please reply!
- Anonymous1 decade agoFavorite Answer
Mission San Jose was built near San Antonio de Bexar in 1797. It is known especially for the Rose Window.
The Alamo was built in 1724. It is called "The Cradle of Texas Liberty".
On February 23, 1836, the arrival of General Antonio López de Santa Anna's army outside San Antonio nearly caught them by surprise. Undaunted, the Texians and Tejanos prepared to defend the Alamo together. The defenders held out for 13 days against Santa Anna's army. William B. Travis, the commander of the Alamo sent forth couriers carrying pleas for help to communities in Texas. On the eighth day of the siege, a band of 32 volunteers from Gonzales arrived, bringing the number of defenders to nearly two hundred. Legend holds that with the possibility of additional help fading, Colonel Travis drew a line on the ground and asked any man willing to stay and fight to step over — all except one did. As the defenders saw it, the Alamo was the key to the defense of Texas, and they were ready to give their lives rather than surrender their position to General Santa Anna. Among the Alamo's garrison were Jim Bowie, renowned knife fighter, and David Crockett, famed frontiersman and former congressman from Tennessee.
The final assault came before daybreak on the morning of March 6, 1836, as columns of Mexican soldiers emerged from the predawn darkness and headed for the Alamo's walls. Cannon and small arms fire from inside the Alamo beat back several attacks. Regrouping, the Mexicans scaled the walls and rushed into the compound. Once inside, they turned a captured cannon on the Long Barrack and church, blasting open the barricaded doors. The desperate struggle continued until the defenders were overwhelmed. By sunrise, the battle had ended and Santa Anna entered the Alamo compound to survey the scene of his victory.
The Texans finally defeated the Mexican Army at San Jacinto. The 13 days at the Alamo gave Houston precious time to build an army. San Jacinto Monument, near Houston the world’s tallest war memorial stands at San Jacinto—15 feet taller than the Washington monument—honoring all those who fought for Texas's independence.
Immediately after the Battle of San Jacinto, the land—then privately owned—commanded respect from all who walked on its soil. The Texas Veterans Association began planning a formal monument, and the state finally received funding to purchase land in the 1890s.
- jungleempressLv 71 decade ago
Are you in Texas? Have you had a course in Texas history? San Jose and the Alamo are former Catholic missions, the San Jacinto is a monument to the fact Sam Houston won a battle near what is now Houston
- mmuscsLv 61 decade ago
You need to do your own research for your Texas history class. They are all important because they have to do with the fight for independence.