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In answer to your question, a cannon was the object the Mexican Army was seeking. The answer is B. Good luck on the rest!

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In answer to your question, Texas forces controlled San Antonio following the siege of Bexar. The answer is C. Good luck on the rest!

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In answer to your question, James Bowie shared command of the Alamo with Travis. The answer is B. Good luck on the rest!

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In answer to your question, Susanna Dickinson was sent to Gonzales to deliver a letter of warning from Santa Anna and shared her experiences. The answer is A. Good luck on the rest!

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In answer to your question, James Fannin and most of the prisoners from the battle of Coleto Creek were executed. The answer is D. Good luck on the rest!

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In answer to your question, as reports of the events at the Alamo and Goliad spread, many settlers grabbed what belongings they could and fled east in what became known as the Runaway Scrape. The answer is B. Good luck on the rest!

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In answer to your question, it was Deaf Smith that Houston dispatched to destroy Vince’s Bridge and ensure that the Mexican Army could not be reinforced or retreat. The answer is A. Good luck on the rest!

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In answer to your question, during the battle of San Jacinto, Sam Houston’s ankle was shattered by a musket ball. The answer is D. Good luck on the rest!

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In answer to your question, it was Juan Seguín who commanded a company of Tejano volunteers at the battle of San Jacinto. The answer is C. Good luck on the rest!

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In answer to your question, it was David G. Burnet as Ad Interim President who negotiated and signed the Treaties of Velasco. The answer is B. Good luck on the rest!

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What object was the Mexican Army seeking to secure that precipitated the battle of Gonzales?




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The battle of Gonzales was precipitated by the efforts of the Mexican Army to retrieve a cannon, which had been loaned to the Gonzales community for defense against Indian attacks. The refusal of the citizens to turn over the small brass cannon led to a brief skirmish between settlers and Mexican troops. Though casualties were relatively light, the event, often referred to as the “Lexington” of the Texas Revolution, marked the beginning of armed resistance against Centralist authority.

The correct answer is Cannon

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Texas forces controlled the Alamo after which battle?





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The siege of Bexar, October through December of 1835, culminated in a final battle which left Texas forces in control of San Antonio until Santa Anna arrived in February. When General Cos withdrew to the Rio Grande following his surrender, it left Texas in the hands of Texans.

The correct answer is Bexar

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With whom did William B. Travis share command of Texas forces at the battle of the Alamo?





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As commander of the volunteers at the Alamo, James Bowie, shared command with William B. Travis who commanded the regular army troops. Efforts to create a unified command by ballot were unsuccessful as no clear consensus existed. Eventually, illness forced Bowie to defer matters of Alamo defense to Travis.

The correct answer is James Bowie

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Who recounted the events within the battle of the Alamo to Texas forces after the Alamo fell?





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Following the battle of the Alamo, Santa Anna sent Susanna Dickinson to deliver a warning to Houston’s forces gathered at Gonzales. She was able to recount her firsthand experiences about the events from within the Alamo. Her account and Houston’s subsequent decision to withdraw eastward led many settlers to flee east.

The correct answer is Susanna Dickinson

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What happened to most of the prisoners in Goliad following their surrender at the battle of Coleto Creek?




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Following James Fannin’s surrender at the battle of Coleto Creek, he and his command were returned to Goliad. On Palm Sunday, 1836, under orders from Santa Anna, soldiers under General Urrea executed most of the prisoners, including Fannin. This action, coupled with events at the Alamo, later became a rally cry for the Texans at the battle of San Jacinto.

The correct answer is Executed

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Reports from the Alamo and Goliad and the eastward movement of the Mexican army triggered what reaction from the civilian population?




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As news of the events at the Alamo and Goliad spread, and with word of the eastward movement of the Mexican Army, many settlers grabbed what belongings they could and fled east. The mass exodus through difficult spring weather conditions later became known as the Runaway Scrape. Many died on the road due to disease and hunger, while others returned home to find their homes damaged or destroyed.

The correct answer is Runaway Scrape

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'Which later Texas Ranger was responsible for destroying Vince’s Bridge prior to the battle of San Jacinto?





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To help ensure that the Mexican Army under Santa Anna could not be reinforced or retreat toward Harrisburg, General Houston sent his trusted scout, Erastus “Deaf” Smith, to destroy Vince’s Bridge. The destruction of the bridge also removed his own army’s overland escape route, a factor that must have weighed on the minds of the outnumbered Texan troops.

The correct answer is Erastus “Deaf” Smith

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At which battle did General Houston suffer an ankle wound?





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Though Texan casualties at the battle of San Jacinto were relatively light, nine killed or mortally wounded and less than thirty with less serious wounds, Sam Houston was among them. A musket ball shattered Houston’s ankle and left him with a painful wound that would eventually require that he be transported to New Orleans for treatment.

The correct answer is San Jacinto

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Who commanded a company of Tejano volunteers at the battle of San Jacinto?





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It was Juan Seguín, who commanded the only Tejano company to participate in the battle of San Jacinto. Seguín, an ardent Federalist and member of a prominent San Antonio family, also saw action in the siege of Bexar, the Alamo, and served as the rear guard for Houston’s forces as they moved eastward.

The correct answer is Juan Seguin

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Which president of the Republic of Texas negotiated the treaties with Santa Anna intended to end the Texas Revolution?





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It was a interim president David G. Burnet who negotiated and signed the Treaties of Velasco in an effort to end the Texas Revolution. The treaties, one public and one secret, were intended to end the conflict and begin normal relations between Mexico and Texas. Violations of the terms and lack of legal recognition by both parties led to them being ignored.

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