Thursday, May 10, 2007

Texas History intersects with Movie History!

Today (da-da-DUM!) I had to study the history of Texas. (The lesson plan recommends, of all things, The Alamo with John Wayne as an "accurate depiction" of its namesake. Maybe I should rent it.)

Oddly, the text mentioned a story about Sam Houston I had never heard before. After San Jacinto, Santa Anna originally refused to sign a document acknowledging Texas as an independent republic. Apparently Houston told Santa Anna:

"General, in one minute, either your signature or your brains will be on this
paper."


Apparently, Houston made him an offer an offer he couldn't refuse.

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