The dominant figure in mexican politics for much of the 19th century, antonio lópez de santa anna left a legacy of disappointment and disaster by consistently placing his own self-interest above his duty to the nation born in the state of vera cruz in 1794, santa anna embarked on his long career. The story of the 1836 texas revolution is told in a 10-hour event series, texas rising on the history channel starring bill paxton as sam houston, the leader of the texas rangers and olivier martinez as his nemesis mexican general santa anna. President santa anna lost power in mexico following the war 3 us general zachary old rough and ready taylor used his fame as a war hero to win the presidency in 1848 a true irony is that president polk, a democrat, pushed for the war that led to taylor, a whig, winning the white house 4 relations between the united states and mexico. Get this from a library el presidente : a sketch of the life of general santa anna [clarence wharton. A biography of thomas adams -- the man who put the chicle in chiclets : thomas adams the man who put the chicle in chiclets in 1870, thomas adams, a photographer, glassmaker and inventor, was discussing a business proposition with his houseguest, the infamous general antonio lopez de santa anna santa anna was.
Zachary taylor zachary taylor: life in brief by michael holt at the time he became president, zachary taylor was the most popular man in america, a hero of the mexican-american war however, at a time when americans were confronting the explosive issue of slavery, he was probably not the right man for the job taylor was a wealthy slave. This book has drastically changed my view of santa anna he was a great general and as far as i have read, a passable president his reputation was destroyed in his own country where he is said to have sold a third of mexico to the united states to settle the mexican american war. But throughout his life he never let up in his efforts to make conservative principles prevail in 1846, the year the war with the united states began, mexico's president was general mariano paredes arillaga, a catholic conservative paredes, who looked to alamán for intellectual direction, declared that we seek a strong, stable.
Antonio lopez de santa anna, the leading villain of texas history, was born in mexico on 21 february 1794 as a young military officer, he supported emperor agustin de iturbide, and at one time courted the emperor's sister he later rebelled against the government, gained considerable backing by 1833, he was elevated to president of mexico. General antonio lopez de santa anna died in this city a sketch of the life of general santa anna by to one who has been president of mexico in this lesson we'll explore the tumultuous career of general santa anna, the mexican general who was also president of mexico eleven times in the.
Encyclopedia antonio lopez de santa anna article content antonio lopez de santa anna antonio lópez de santa anna pérez de lebrón (sometimes spelled de santa ana) (february 21, 1794 - 1876) was a mexican general and dictator antonio lópez was born to lower-middle class parents in jalapa, while mexico was still known. Texas revolution: the anahuac disturbance and the conventions of 1832 and 1833mexico, an avowedly federalist general, antonio lópez de santa anna, was leading a successful rebellion against pres anastasio bustamante, and many texans claimed that their efforts to force out the military were. Santa anna, the caudillo mexico never had—accounting for mexico’s post-independence instability ‘during the time men live without a common power to keep them all in awe, they are in that condition which is called war,’1—to thomas hobbes, mexico’s political condition following its.
One of the most enduring images of 19th century caudillos, particularly in the english-speaking world, is that of men on horseback who ruled vast swaths of the spanish american hinterlands with the support of their makeshift militias this was the view presented by authors such as charles chapman in the 1930s and richard morse in the 1950s subsequently, in the work. The santa anna is an intelligent, dynamic, yet reluctant leader, ingeniously deceptive at times, courageous and patriotic at others this book provides a picture of santa anna's life, with new insights into his activities in his bailiwick of veracruz and in his numerous military engagements. Antonio lópez de santa anna (1794-1876) was a mexican politician and military leader who was president of mexico 11 times from 1833 to 1855 he was a disastrous president for mexico, losing first texas and then much of the current american west to the united states still, he was a charismatic.
Start studying chapter 13 learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. Santa anna, antonio lópez de (1794–1876) antonio lópez de santa anna pérez de lebrón, soldier and five-time president of mexico, was born at jalapa, vera cruz, on february 21, 1794, the son of antonio lópez de santa anna and. Biography of santa anna, general and president of mexico antonio lÓpez de santa anna (1794-1876) santa anna was born in jalapa, veracruz, in 1794, the son of a wealthy spanish colonial family.