General Santa Anna: Biography & Significance


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General Santa Anna began his military career early, at only age _____.

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1. Always the charismatic leader, Santa Anna was president of Mexico _____ times.

2. After defeated a French invading force in 1829, Santa Anna declared himself '_____.'

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet combination will determine your knowledge of General Santa Anna and his impact in Mexico.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

During the assessments, you will be tested on:

  • The age he started his military career
  • His terms as president of Mexico
  • Defeat of the French in 1829
  • Texas's independence

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Santa Anna
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the number of terms Santa Anna served as Mexico's president
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about Santa Anna's impact on the western part of the United States in a different light

Additional Learning

To learn more about Santa Anna's legacy, review the corresponding lesson titled General Santa Anna: Biography & Significance. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • His childhood in Xalapa, Mexico
  • Leaving the Spanish army to join Mexico
  • Santa Anna's impact on Mexico's independence