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The vastness and diversity of Texas are evident in nearly all aspects of its physical features, economy, history and cultural life.
Mexico's War of Independence
Mexico's War of Independence(8 Photos)
September 2010 marks the 200th anniversary of Mexico's War of Independence from Spanish rule, which was launched by Mexican priest Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla.
Zachary Taylor(12 Photos)
See pictures from the life and presidency of Zachary Taylor.
Deconstructing History: Alamo
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It has become the site and symbol of the battle for Texan independence, but there is much more to the story. Find out why Americans will always remember the Alamo.
The AlamoVideo Clip (2:37)
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Find out why the battle of the Alamo still captures the imaginations of Americans after more than two centuries.
Zachary Taylor's Presidency
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Who was Zachary Taylor besides 12th U.S. President? Uncover his military career, political beliefs and surprising role in the expansion of slavery.
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On April 21, 1836, during the Texan War for Independence, the Texas militia under Sam Houston launched a surprise attack against the forces of Mexican General Santa Anna along the San Jacinto River.Go
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