Whatever you Want The Texas War for Independence was fought from October 2, 1835 to April 21, 1836. It came as the result of White anglo-sacson settlers’ continuing frustration with Mexican government, which was striving hard to rid them of their ancestral traditions by enforcing Catholicism. They rightfully considered such practice as the ultimate tool of making them to disappear in the racial melting pot that became of Mexico. It took less than ten years for the Protestant colonists to increase their numbers from original 300 settlers in 1821 to 18.000 by the year 1830. Their farms proved top be very successful, thus attracting even more people from the North, who had the intelligence and ingenuity but only lacked land. Yet, the rest of the Spanish speaking Mexicans remained in the continuous state of poverty and degradation, much like in our days. Therefore, it was only the matter of time before the White settlers would try to dissociate themselves from the hated Mexican government, especially given the fact of United States becoming stronger and stronger. The open rebellion against Mexican authority started in early autumn of 1835, when settlers declared their exemption from the taxation.
Soon after that, the Texan volunteers defeated Mexican army at La Bachia and San Antonio. But because they lacked the basic military ammunition, the Mexican government was able to regain much of its authority, defeating Texan militia twice, before the end of the year. But by that time, the United States began to provide economic and military assistance for the Texan cause. The Texan independence was being finally recognised de facto by the Mexicans, after their army was being defeated by the general Sam Houston in the battle of San Jacinto. His famous speech to the soldiers of Texan army, before the battle, shows us the strength of Texan and American patriotism among the Texans, even back than: We view ourselves on the eve of battle. We are nerved for the contest, and must conquer or perish. It is vain to look for present aid: none is at hand.
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We must now act or abandon all hope! Rally to the standard, and be no longer the scoff of mercenary tongues! Be men, be free men, that your children may bless their father’s name (Houston).
After the Texas’ Declaration of Independence came to the effect on March 2, 1836, the newly formed state immediately faced numerous foreign and internal problems. Apart from the fact that Mexico refused to recognize Texas as the separate country, its government had to figure out how to settle a territorial disputes with Texas’ native inhabitants. It is now wrongly assumed that Sam Houston was almost an outspoken proponent of multiculturalism, only because he insisted that there was a peaceful solution to the Indian problem, unlike the leader of Nationalists Mirabeau Lamar, who suggested that even a physical extermination could be considered, as the way of dealing with Indians. The Indians simply refused to be assimilated into the Texan society and were known for their numerous raids on the white settlements, when women and children were being killed and the newly built buildings being burnt to the ground. But the truth is that Houston was actually in favor of segregation.
It is only because of the unanimous will of the white settlers that the Indian problem was being solved within a very short time, partially by the use of force and partially by the political bargaining. Once again, just like since the time of discovery of America, the handful of white settlers and explorers were able to firmly establish its dominance in the area. There were no battles fought, in the classical sense of this word, during so-called “Indian War”. The action took place in the form of skirmishes. Nevertheless, Texans’ military performance proved to be superior. The origins of Mexican War (1846-1848) are explained by the modern left-wing politicians purely from the context of expanding slavery, therefore this war is commonly reffered to as “unnessesary”, or “unjst”. But in my opinion, the Mexican war was the most justified war that the U.S.had ever fought, since the time of declaring itself as an independent state.
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This is because even then, the Texas was being considered as an essential part of U.S. de facto, populated by the white Protestants, who happened to be Mexican subjects. The war on Mexico was being declared on May 13, 1846. After this, the Americans quickly crossed the border and occupied several Mexican provinces, including California. The short duration of the war can be explained by the fact that Americans were much better equipped than Mexicans and they possessed a really strong fighting spirit, even though that they were outnumbered The biggest engagements of Mexican campaign were the battle of Monterrey and the battle of Buena Vista. It is estimated that the American army, at the time, consisted of at least 40% of Texans.
The war cost Mexicans 25.000 killed and wounded, while only 1.300 American soldiers were being killed in combat. If Mexicans war hadn’t been fought, our government would be seriously considering the building of wall along the Mexican border much further up North then it does now. We can only feel sorry now that the President Polk did not have enough courage to proceed with this war and to drive all the Mexicans out of southern part of North America. During the American Civil War, Texans fought predominantly on the side of Confederates. The Colonels John S. Ford and Henry E. McCulloch can be credited with organising the bulk of Texan troops, which took part in the war, fighting for the Southern cause.
The State of Texas managed to contribute 45 regiments of cavalry, 23 regiments of infantry, 12 battalions of cavalry, four battalions of infantry, one regiment of heavy artillery and 30 batteries of light artillery to the Confederate army more than any other other state. The last battle of the Civil War was fought on May 13, 1865. It is now referred to as the battle of Palmito Ranch, which occurred on the territory of Texas. Ironically, the outcome of this battle was very favorable to the South. But it was too late, since the war was already being lost. Still, even up to this this day, many Texans think of their ancestors of as such that had never been defeated.
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