In this chapter you have read about the growth of the United States across the continent to the Pacific Ocean. Americans and other immigrants moved into Texas at the invitation of the Mexican government. After several years, however, the Mexican government realized that these new settlers were determined to follow their own rules. The Texans resented the restrictions that the Mexican government began to impose on them. This led to the war for Texas independence. One of the most famous battles of this war took place in San Antonio at the Alamo.
Destination Title: The Alamo
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Start at the Alamo Web site.
- Click on and read about The Alamo's Historic Past.
- Return to the main screen and click on Frequently Asked Questions. Explore the topics presented.
Use what you have learned to answer the following questions.