Today we will travel back in time to the early 1800s when much of what is considered to be the American West still belonged to Mexico. Settlers were offered land, then the land was taken away. There are varying opinions on what was right and wrong about the acquisition of land that is now called Texas, New Mexico, Arizona, and California, but in the case of the Goliad Massacre, one thing is clear--these men were told they would be freed if they surrendered, and instead they were shot, one by one, while their leader was forced to listen to their screams from his cell, awaiting his own execution. Remember the Alamo? Remember Goliad.
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