The Battle of the Alamo was a pivotal event in the Texas Revolution that took place from February 23 to March 6, 1836, in San Antonio, Texas.
In the early 1800s, Texas was a part of Mexico, and many American settlers moved to the area.
In December 1835, a group of Texan rebels took control of the Alamo, a former mission in San Antonio.
The Texan rebels, led by William Barret Travis, Davy Crockett, and Jim Bowie, began fortifying the Alamo.
In February 1836, Mexican General Antonio López de Santa Anna led a large army of Mexican soldiers to San Antonio and began a siege of the Alamo.
Despite being vastly outnumbered, the Texan rebels refused to surrender and continued to hold out against the Mexican army.
On March 6, 1836, Santa Anna's army stormed the Alamo and overran the Texan defenders.
Texan forces led by Sam Houston defeated Santa Anna's army at the Battle of San Jacinto, securing Texas's independence from Mexico.
Today, the Alamo is a popular tourist attraction and museum, preserving the history of the Battle of the Alamo and the Texas Revolution
The battle has become a symbol of courage and sacrifice in Texas history and is celebrated each year on March 6, as Texas Independence Day.