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Description: If Donald Trump becomes president of America he intends building The Great Wall of Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants, yet that is what Mexicans would have wanted to do when their country was being flooded by settlers from the United States, who brought with them a terrifying and barbarous idealogy - slavery! IAN MACGILL at www.rhymesofhistory.com remembers The Alamo, where Tennessee folk hero Davy Crockett was killed in March 1836

Presidental contender Donald Trump If Donald Trump becomes president of America he intends building The Great Wall of Mexico to keep out illegal immigrants yet that is what Mexicans would have wanted to do when their country was being flooded by settlers from the United States who brought with them a terrifying and barbarous idealogy - slavery IAN MACGILL at www.rhymesofhistory.com remembers The Alamo where Tennessee folk hero Davy Crockett was killed in March 1836 John Wayne as former US congressman Davy Crockett DONALD & DAVY W hat does American presidental hopeful Donald Trump have in Santa Anna never got the chance because a few weeks after taking The Alamo common with legendary frontiersman Davy Crockett he and his army of about 1 300 men pursued a large force of Texan rebels 200 (other than a shared love of peculiar fluffy headgear) miles east and set up camp in a swampy area near what is now the city of The answer is... fighting Mexicans. Though for different reasons. Houston. The story goes that at 4pm on Thursday April 21st Santa Anna Next January Mr Trump might be inaugurated as 45th president of the aged 42 was in his tent enjoying a pipe of opium and the company of two or United States and we can guess that he will give an electrifying inaugural three se oritas. He heard gunfire and shouts of Remember the Alamo address probably beginning with America s most famous battle cry American general Sam Houston had stopped retreating and gone on Remember The Alamo - followed by Today we start building The Great Wall of the offensive. Surprise was complete. The Battle of San Jacinto had begun Mexico in fulfilment of my election pledge to and was over within 18 minutes giving stop the tide of illegal immigration the Texan rebels one of the greatest overwhelming our southern border. victories in American history for reasons At this point human rights lawyers and that will become obvious. people traffickers will begin choking on All Santa Anna could do was hitch up their fajitas yet there was a time when his pants and run for it along with his Mexicans would have loved to build the entire army 600 of whom were killed. wall Mr Trump is proposing because the Next day The Napoleon of the West north of their country was overwhelmed was taken prisoner and many of his by a flood of American migrants - many captors wanted him hanged for the of whom were armed-to-the-teeth murders he had ordered at The Alamo insurgents who brought into Mexico an (executing prisoners said to include alien and barbarous idealogy - slavery. Crockett) and for an earlier atrocity March sees the 180th anniversary of when he had about 400 American The Republic of Texas in 1836. Mexican territories shown here would soon be annexed by the USA when Tennessee s Davy Crockett was prisoners killed. But Santa Anna was a killed defending The Alamo a broken-down Texas mission house that Mexican cunning fox who made General Sam Houston an offer impossible to refuse. troops successfully stormed at dawn on the cold Sunday morning of March Mexico s ruler said that in return for clemency he would order all his troops 6th 1836 after a siege of almost two weeks. They wipedout its garrison of to withdraw from Texas and recognise immediately the legitimacy of the new about 200 men mostly American citizens who included the 49-year-old republic. A deal was struck but Texas joined the United States in 1845 which Crockett. Six months before The Alamo life for him had turned sour. He was set the stage for an American invasion of Mexico 12 months later. Fighting crestfallen to lose his seat in Congress to a man who had a timber toe lasted almost two years and resulted in a stupendous triumph for the USA (a wooden leg). You can go to Hell. Crockett told voters. I m going to Texas which acquired 525 000 square miles of Mexican territory including land that He did but never came back. Crockett and a bunch of other buckskin makes up all or parts of Arizona California Colorado Nevada New Mexico knights hoped to win riches in the revolution about to bust wide open in Utah and Wyoming. what would become the 28th state of the Union. At that time Mexico s Today those defenders of The Alamo are portrayed as freedom fighters territory of Texas was almost eight times the size of England and had become but they wanted liberty only for white men. Crockett never owned slaves populated by so many North Americans that they decided to take over and yet will have accepted that bondage for black folks was a way of life in the declare a republic of their own - which tells us all we need to know about the United States - as it soon would be in Texas where slavery had been ruination that can befall a country beset by uncontrolled mass immigration. abolished by the Mexican authorities in 1829. The commander of the Mexican army was General Antonio Lopez de Santa Time will tell if Donald Trump becomes President of the United States in Anna who styled himself The Napoleon of the West. He was also his January. By then Britain s referendum on the European Union might be done country s president and there can be little doubt that he - like Mr Trump and dusted. When casting their votes in that election or the American one people should remember The Alamo because for Mexico mass immigration would have fully supported building an impenetrable barrier between Mexico resulted in colonisation. and Los Estados Unidas (The United States). But Presidente Generalissimo www.rhymesofhistory.com