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 celebrated for his half within the notorious conflict of the Alamo through the U.S.-Mexican warfare and is taken into account by way of many to be a bloodthirsty tyrant. even though, there have been many aspects to this icon of Mexican background. in the course of his lengthy lifestyles, Santa Anna rose to the top of energy, but he died approximately penniless and forgotten. This new biography strains his direction 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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Government offered to buy Texas from Mexico, which refused. Instead, Mexico passed a new law limiting how many settlers could enter from the United States, while allowing an increasing number of settlers to come in from Europe. The Mexican government tightened its control of the region, and settlers lost some of their rights. These settlers named themselves “Texians” and formed two political parties. Those in the War Party were bitter and angry; declared they could govern themselves; and agitated for independence.
Eventually, Santa Anna was the major landowner in the areas of Xalapa and Veracruz, providing jobs to many residents of the area and growing most of the region’s produce and cattle. It was during this time that Santa Anna became the caudillo of Veracruz—a man of power and influence. indd 40 7/7/10 1:03 PM A New Republic 41 His purchase of Manga de Clavo and increasing success as a landowner helped build his authority locally. The immense estate (somewhere between 46 and 70 square miles, or 119 sq.
Indd 63 7/7/10 10:35 AM 64 antonio lópez de santa anna Santa Anna and his troops storm the Alamo on March 6, 1836, in this nineteenthcentury engraving. Hundreds of Texas rebels were killed in battle or executed by the Mexicans, but Santa Anna’s victory would prove to be short-lived. honor was at stake, and he was ready to teach the men in the Alamo a lesson. m.
Antonio Lopez De Santa Anna (The Great Hispanic Heritage) by Brenda Lange