Battle of the Alamo
The Battle of the Alamo took place in 1836 at the Alamo in what is now San Antonio, Texas, United States. At the time, Texas belonged to Mexico, but many people in Texas wanted it to leave Mexico and become a new country. Over 100 of these people, including former Congressman Davy Crockett, were in the Alamo, which was a mission (which is like a church) when a Mexican army of several thousand, led by General Antonio López de Santa Anna, showed up and surrounded the Alamo. For 13 days, the Mexican army surrounded the Alamo, then it attacked on March 6, 1836. All 187 of the men from Texas were killed. Jim Bowie also died at the Battle of the Alamo.