Empresario Key People
|Jose Gutierrez de Lara|| -Co-leader of the Gutierrez-Magee expedition.|
-Helped capture Nacogodoches
-Defeated in 1813 at the Battle of Medina
|Battle of Medina|| -August 1813|
-Apart of the Gutiérrez-Magee expedition.
-Republican Army of the North routed due to them arguing over which government Tx would have.
-Goliad and Nacogodoches become deserted.
|Mexican Federal Constitution of 1824|| -Written by Federalists in Mexico after Iturbide was overthrown.|
-Divided the Mexican nation into 19 states and 4 territories
-Coahuila and Texas united into "Coahuila y Tejas"
-Texas could become its own Mexican state after it's population grew enough.
|State Colonization Law of 1825|| -Allowed foreigners to immigrate to Tx.|
-Colonists had to show good moral character.
-Had to be Roman Catholic.
|Moses Austin||First America to receive Spanish land grant in Mexico, later Texas. He died and passed land to his son.|
|Stephen Austin||known as the Father of Texas, led the second and ultimately successful colonization of the region by bringing 300 families from the United States.|
|Erasmo Seguin||a rancher and the alcalde, or mayor of the town, led Austin to Governor Martinez, helped in Stephen F. Austin's efforts to establish a colony in Texas|
|Martin de Leon||The only empresario to found a Texas colony of Mexican settlers, given permission to establish a colony along the lower Guadalupe River in the town of Victoria|
|Green de Witt||founded Gonzales, second most important empresario|
|Hayden Edwards|| -Had permission to settle in the Nacogodoches area of East Texas.|
-Discovered people already on his land.
-Asked for proof of titles but was rejected by Political Chief Jose Antonio Saucedo.
|Jose de Escandon|| -Founder of over 20 missions|
-"Father of the Rio Grande Valley"