The Battle of the Alamo took place between February 23 and March 6, 1836. The battle consisted of a thirteen day siege proceeding an all out attack from the Alamo Mission near what is now San Antonio, Texas. The battle left an estimated 300 of the Mexican forces killed or wounded and just two of the Republic of Texas surviving. I believe that this battle really helped to cement the idea of secession into the minds of the Texians and pushed them to revolt. President Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, the president of Mexico at the time, started to move the governmental system of Mexico towards a dictatorship.
The Front de libération du Quebec (FLQ) is a terrorist Quebec nationalist group. They were involved in over 200 violent crimes since 1963; including bombings, threatening the public, stealing explosives from the military and used stolen funds₁. They kidnapped the Israeli and American consuls. On October 5 1970, the FLQ kidnapped James Cross. James Cross was the British Trade Commissioner, and was held for 60 days₁.
Grace Strandoo Language Arts, 10-2 January 22, 2013 Sacrifices Made by Las Mariposas Rafael Trujillo, commonly nicknamed El Jefe (The Boss), governed the Dominican Republic from 1930 up until his assassination in 1961. Trujillo was only formally president from 1930 to 1938 and from 1942 to 1952; he sustained unqualified power as a military strongman, with puppet presidents taken from his ring of family and close friends. During his regime, Trujillo authorized the killing of thousands of Haitians, who were trying to cross the border. In a time of such darkness for this country an underground revolution was started. The Mirabal sisters played a prominent role in the revolution.
The conflict split the population into three groups. The groups were: antislavery radical Unionists, they became the Republicans, the proslavery Unionist, who became the Democrats, and lastly the secessionists (Jesse James “Wikipedia” 3). In the meantime, Jesse’s leader, Archie Clement kept his bushwhacker gang together. They began to harass the radical authorities and rob banks. On February 13, 1866, these men were the first to hold an armed bank robbery in the United States in Clay County Savings Association, in the town of Liberty, Missouri (Jesse James “Wikipedia” 4).
If Scott’s army were to attack it head on it would be a devastating bloody attempt. With the help of Captain Robert E. Lee, a path was found that skirted the Mexican left flank and the Americans attacked it forcing them to flee. With just 7,000 men, Scott seized and occupied Mexico City, a hostile capital of 200,000 inhabitants, and then proceeded to govern the people in such a
Jonathan Crichlow Humane Letters 01/17/12 Introduction Jim Jones Early Life Peoples Temple Beginnings Peoples Temple Relocation Inner Circles Defectors Move to Guyana and Jonestown Beginnings Deterioration of Jonestown Involvement of the Government and Murder The Largest Mass Suicide in History Conclusion Jonathan Crichlow Humane Letters 01/17/12 JIM JONES AND THE JONESTOWN MASS SUICIDE Introduction On November 18th, 1978, hundreds of Americans committed suicide in the jungles of northern Guyana in South America. This report will fill you in on the details of that tragic event. This is a story of a new religious movement that began in the 1950's. This New Religious Movement was called
In June 2009, Edwin Ortiz, Jose Gomez Amaya and Alexander Aguilar were MS gang members from Long Island who had mistaken bystanders for rival gang members. As a result, two innocent civilians were shot. Edgar Villalobos, a laborer was killed. On November 4, 2009, El Salvadoran leaders of the MS-13 gang allegedly put out a contract on the federal agent responsible for a crackdown on its New York factions, the Daily News has learned. The brazen plot to assassinate the unidentified Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent was revealed in an arrest warrant for reputed gang member Walter (Duke) Torres.
Rafael Trujillo Molina was a war criminal, world leader and the dictator of the Dominican Republic for 30 years. He was born on October 24th, 1891 and died May 30th, 1961 in Ciudad Trujillo, Dominican Republic after being ambushed by a group of rebels determined to end his cruel dictatorship. During Trujillo’s 30 year dictatorship, one of the bloodiest eras the nation has ever encountered, he considered himself the nation’s president but exercised complete dominion over every portion of the country. His dictatorship was so grime that anyone who dared to oppose him and his beliefs was incarcerated, tortured, and murdered. Trujillo came to power in 1930 after a rebellion against former Dominican Republic President, Horacio Vazquez, arose;
Did the Warren Commission come to the right conclusion? * Introduction * For and Against * Evidence and Sources * Conclusion Introduction John Fitzgerald Kennedys assassination occurred on November 22nd, 1963, in Dallas. It was an unexpected and shocking act of cruelty directed against one of the most charismatic and respected leaders, which concluded his reign making him the fourth president to be assassinated. On November 29th, 1963 Lyndon B Johnson conducted the Warren Commission to investigate the assassination of John F Kennedy. The Warren Commissions findings is presented in a 888-page report and was presented to President Johnson on September 24, 1964 and made a public release three days later.
First off, the main difference is the outcome of the revolutions. The American Revolution lead to the declaration of independence and eventually the constitution was signed and American was officially its own country. Some how the French messed up and they were lead by the dictator Maximilian who killed many of them during the reign of terror. Obviously from the name that was a bad period for France, the dictator chopped off between 20 and 40 thousand heads of anyone who said anything bad about him. Another difference is how the french wanted lots of violence, bloodshed, and war; whereas, the Americans were