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Trouble In The North American Empire

Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:41
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– this post authored by Reva Goujon

Eighteen minutes of history condemned Mexico to live in the shadow of its northern neighbor. The year was 1836, and the scene was a tallgrass prairie between Buffalo Bayou and the San Jacinto River. Mexican Gen. Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna was brimming with confidence: He had sacked an army of Texian rebels at the Alamo and, if he could stamp out the remainder of the rebellion, he would soon have the keys to North American empire – the mouth of the Mississippi River Basin, at the port of New Orleans – within his grasp.

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