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The Battle of Gonzales
Transcript of The Battle of Gonzales
the Guadalupe River.
The American army
had 18 men. September 30,1835 The army grew to
around one hundred men. September 31, 1835 Army grew to around
one hundred sixty
eight men. October 1st, 1835 THE CANNON WAS FIRED!!! Gonzales Thank You for Watching!!!!! The Texans marched across the
Guadalupe River. October 2nd, 1835 the main day of battle;
after a parley (peacful conversation) and more
fighting, the Texans WON! Now, time for the quiz! Winners
get a special prize! 1. Who was the Mexican general?
a. Santa Anna
b. Lorenzo de Zavala
c. John Davis Bradburn
d. Martin de Cos The answer is... d!!! What move did the Mexicans make
during the main day of battle?
a.they moved uphill
b. they took the cannon and fired at
c. they fled
d. they fired at the Texans until the
end of the battle The answer is... a!!! What is a parley? The answer is... a peaceful coversation
between the two enemies!!! What did Ugartechea do
when his request for the cannon was refused? The answer is... he sent a hundred men
and Captain Castanado comes to take the cannon! What was this battle about?
a. a cannon
b. the Texan's didn't want to obey
c.The Mexicans really wanted to get more artillery The answer is... b!!! In 1831, why did Bexar give
Gonzales a cannon?
a. Bexar had no use for it
b. the cannon was a gift
to represent good relations between
the two settlements
c. to help protect them from the
d.to help protect them from the Natives The answer is...d!!! Timeline Now, time for our awesome Animoto!!! http://animoto.com/play/tvNNMtNdN2x114IQbr0O8Q Bibliography
Anderson, Adrian N.. Texas & Texans. Student ed. New York: Glencoe McGraw-Hill, 2003. Print.
"Battle of Gonzales." The Civil War. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2012. <http://www.sonofthesouth.net/texas/battle-gonzales.htm>.
"GONZALES, BATTLE OF | The Handbook of Texas Online| Texas State Historical Association (TSHA)." Texas State Historical Association (TSHA) | A Digital Gateway to Texas History. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2012. <http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/qeg03>. The Texans won!!
The Mexican lost because...
1.) the Texans outnumbered them
2.) the Texans had a strong will