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What Was the Alamo?



Which of these facts are true?
It was a mission built by the Spanish in the 1700s
It was the site of a long and deadly battle
It was the cradle of Texas liberty

“Remember the Alamo!” is still a rallying cry more than 175 years after the siege in Texas, where a small band of men held off about two thousand soldiers of the Mexican Army for twelve days. The Alamo was a crucial turning point in the Texas Revolution, and led to the creation of the Republic of Texas. With 80 black-and-white illustrations throughout and a sixteen-page black-and-white photo insert, young readers will relive this famous moment in Texas history.