This is a 15 slide, highly animated, power point presentation on Famous Americans States - William Travis. Each of the slides are editable so you can change it to fit your individual needs.
William Barret Travis was an American teacher, lawyer and soldier. As a young man, he immigrated to TX, where he soon became embroiled in the fight for independence from Mexico. He was in command of the Texan forces at the Battle of the Alamo, where he was killed along with all of his men. According to legend, he drew a line in the sand and challenged the defenders of the Alamo to cross it and fight to the death: whether this actually happened is not certain. He is considered a great hero in Texas.
Travis showed himself to be a capable commander and brave soldier when it counted. He held the defenders together in the face of overwhelming odds and did what he could to defend the Alamo. In part because of his discipline and work, the Mexicans paid very dearly for their victory that March day: most historians put the casualty count at around 600 Mexican soldiers to some 200 Texan defenders. He showed true leadership qualities and might have gone far in post-independence TX politics had he survived.
The presentation covers the following:
Return to Anahuac
The Line in the Sand
Martyrs for the Cause
End of Presentation
The is one of many power point presentations I offer in my store under the heading....Western Expansion in the United States.