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7th Grade

Texas Talks: Bill O'Neal on the Alamo Prepares for Battle, Part 2

State Historian Bill O’Neal describes James Bowie, giving a brief history of his accomplishments in Texas and his role in its history leading up to the Texas Revolution. Bowie was a major figure who fought in The Battle of the Alamo and explained his efforts and courage that motivated many Texas to continue fighting against Mexican forces until their final victory at The Battle of San Jacinto. He also talks about the preparations and motivations of the Texas revolutionaries. Video courtesy of Texas Talks and the Texas State Historical Association.

Seeing Texas History: Bullock Texas State History Museum

The Bullock Texas State History Museum presents an up-close look at 81 of its artifacts in a full-color coffee-table book, “Seeing Texas History” (University of Texas Press, $40 hardcover). The artifact photographs are arranged chronologically, beginning with an ancient tool made from a rabbit jaw and continuing through cultural and historical items from modern-day Texas. Each picture is accompanied by a short text block. Just a few examples: Davy Crockett’s violin; the U.S.

Texas Talks: Bill O'Neal on the Battle of San Jacinto, Part 6

State Historian Bill O’Neal talks about the battle of San Jacinto, the concluding military event that deemed the Texas Revolution victorious over Mexico. He shares specific statistics, tactics, and motivations that pushed the Texans to victory in only 18 minutes. Houston came out as the hero after the battle of San Jacinto when he captured General Santa Anna. Video courtesy of Texas Talks and the Texas State Historical Association.

Texas Talks: BIll O'Neal on the Runaway Scrape, Part 5

State Historian Bill O’Neal talks about the Runaway Scrape that occurred after the fall of the Alamo. The Runaway Scrape refers to the flight from their homes of Texans when Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna began his attempted conquest of Texas in February 1836. The first communities to be affected were those in the south central portions of Texas around San Patricio, Refugio, and San Antonio. The people began to leave that area as early as January 14, 1836, when the Mexicans were reportedly gathering on the Rio Grande.

Texas Talks: Bill O'Neal From the Alamo to San Jacinto, An introduction, Part 1

State Historian Bill O'Neal introduces the battle of the Alamo, considered an iconic call to arms in the Texas Revolution and a shrine to Texas liberty. O'Neal describes how a small presidio mission established in 1718 by Franciscan missionaries in San Antonio became a source of Texas martyrdom and pride. O'Neal also introduces some of the main figures who played an important role, including Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna, William Barrett Travis, Martin Perfecto de Cos, James Bowie, and others. Video courtesy of Texas Talks and the Texas State Historical Association

Texas Talks: Billl O'Neal From the Alamo to San Jacinto, Full Webinar

This is the full webinar of Bill O'Neal's Texas Talk From the Alamo to San Jacinto. State Historian of Texas Bill O’Neal focuses this Texas Talk on two key battles of the Texas Revolution: the battle of the Alamo and San Jacinto. He expands on these two battles that became the most notable during the Texas Revolution. He provides a fascinating talk on historical figures and heroes of the Texas Revolution. Bill O’Neal is an author, historian, Texas scholar, and the State Historian of Texas. Video courtesy of Texas Talks and the Texas State Historical Association.
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