1836 San Jacinto—Mexico’s Big Loss
Lecture no. 28 from the course: The Decisive Battles of World History
Taught by Professor Gregory S. Aldrete | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses
First, encounter the larger-than-life commanders of this extraordinary action, Sam Houston and Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna. Track the tensions between the Mexican government and the province of Texas, resulting in the 18-minute battle that gained Texas independence and led to the United States acquiring nearly one-third of its continental territory.