Geographers have to use projectoins when making maps because
they have to make the maps able to be carried
which explorer was the first to reach the Americas from Europe?
La Salle mistakenly landed in Texas when he was seeking the
which of the following was NOT a reason the king and queen of Spain backed Columbus's voyage?
to convert indigemous Americans`
Columbus sailed from Spain with the goal of
reaching India and China
the French empire in the Americas was based in modern
the Unted States ceded its claim to Texas, meaning that it
gave up any claim to the land
what happened when France cede its land in North America?
France gave up its claim to the land
how did the United States and New Spain become neighbors?
the United States bought Louisiana from France
What group in Mexico had the highest ranking in society?
Grasslands made South Texas best suited to what activity?
who helped Moses Austin win his empressario?
Baron de Bastrop
what happened to Austin's grant when Mexico won independence?
the new government accepted it
though the trouble at Anahauc was settled peacefully, there was fighting at
what did Joel Pointsett offer to the Mexico for the U.S. government?
to buy Texas from Mexico
Why was the Texaans' capture of Goliad important?
to seize the supplies there
Why did the Mexicans try to take the cannon at Gonzales?
to cross a river
when the people of Texas ratified the Texas Consititution, they
What happened to the "ad interim" government?
it lasted until a permanent government
the Texas Constitution was not final until the people
which of the following was a mistake Santa Anna committed before San Jacinto?
letting his soldiers take a "siesta"
what town became the capital of Texas under Lamar?
which of the following was NOT a problem faced by ranchers?
no place to have animals graze
the colony of Hernri Castro included mostly people from
France and Germany
what important job did Major Benjamin McCulloch's Texas Rangers perform during the Mexican War?
gathering information from the United States Army
the state constitution of Texas gave the governor the power of
many people in the U.S. belived in manifest destiny. which was the right of
the U.S. to expand to the Pacific Ocean
What Tejano leader served in the convention that wrote the state constitution?
Jose Antonio Navarro
why did the government of Texas want the land developed?
to make the value of the land go up
what happened in 1837 that led many Americans to come to Texas?
many people in the U.S. lost their jobs in a depression
in the 1840s and 1850s, what happened to the population of African Americans in Texas?
it rose at a fast rate
what Texas governor lost his position when he opposed secession?
victory in what battle helped the Confederates keep an important part?
which of the followingwas NOT work done by the Freedman'sBureau?
ppassing laws that limited African Americans' rights
which is true of the economy of Texas during Reconstruction?
cotton, wheat, and corn products rose
what did blockade runners do?
They carried supplies into and out of Texas
why did industry in Texas grow during the Civil War?
since supplies were not coming in, people had to make things themselves
which of the following was part of the "black codes" passed after the Civil War?
-banning African Americans from serving on jurries
-forcing African Americans who did not have jobs work
-preventing African Americans from holding office
what was an important feature of the Constitution of 1876?
limiting the power of the government
which people often worked on cattle drives?
African Americans, Mexicans, Native Americans
the Rangers were first officially formed in the
what year marked the end of the Texas wars with Native Americans?
How did the price of cattle in teh East compare to the price in Texas after the Civil War?
$3 to $4 in Texas; $30 to $40 in the East
Why were settlers atrracted to West Texas in the late 1800s?
the Fronteir Wars emded
before the open lands were fenced in, cattler owners let their cattle graze on
from what area did many new setters come to Texas in the late 1800s
why did the Texas sheep industry grow in the late 1800s?
eastern cities had a high demand for cheese made from sheep's milk
the investors who built large rancghes in west Texas mostly came from
Eastern States and Britian
which of the following did women NOT do to help the war effort during WW1?
join the army to fight in Europe
about how many people died in the 1900 Galveston hurricane?
what new form of government resulted from the effort to rebuildGalveston?
what country did the U.S. fight with in WW1?
which city was a multicultural center?
what was Dwight D. Eisenhower in charge of during WW1?
all allied forces in Europe
the substance made by heating oil at high temeratures is called
under free enterprise, who owns capital goods?
which of the following was NOT a change in Texas that took place ing the 1950s?
move to rural areas
which party gained in power in Texas starting in the 1950s?
which canidate first attracted Texans to the Republican Party?
Dwight D. Eisenhower
which of the following helped cause the decline of small family farms in Texas?
high cost of machines, foreign competition, and availability of water
what industry grew to be as large as the oil industry in Texas?
Texas researchers are working to find a cure for which of the following diseases, which is particularly widespread in Africa?
which area of Texas has the lowest elevation.
what does the celebration called Juneteenth commemorate?
day slavery ended in Texas
which of the following does NOT correctly show the location of an attraction in Texas?
ex: mountains and basins, Palo Duro Cannons
which industry employ more people than any other industry in Texas?
computers and electronics
an economy that has diversified has become
which statement accurately describes water trends in Texas?
ground water is being more quickly than can be replaced
why is research and development expected to be a growing field?
buisnesses need to produse more products