Discussion in 'Current Events' started by LostAmerican, Mar 5, 2011.
The Texas Rebellion had nothing to do with the US. The Alamo is a very inspiring battle but it had nothing to with protecting America.
What did the Alamo have to do with America being free?
One could, if they wanted to ignore all the Mexicans supporting Texas independence , argue that in fact, the Alamo was Americans fomenting rebellion in Mexico.
Blood and guts. Lovely.
Americans went to Texas on the promise that they would be left alone to settle the country, fight the Indians that Mexicans were being plagued by, and have representantion in the Mexican government. Several years pass and the Mexicans take back ever promise they made and put a halt to the immigration of Texas. This spurred the Americans living in Texas to rebel. Also, most historian agree that America would have had a very different future if those Americans did not die at the Alamo.
Therefore those Americans at the Alamo did die for the future America.
Much like today, Mexico made promises to the Americans who were settling Texas and a few years later, take back everything they promised and expected Americans to wear sombreros, cook tamales, and be humble little peons.
Except for the Tennesseeans, those were Mexican Citizens (as was Sam Houston) fighting for their independence.
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