Why is Stephen F. Austin known as the "Father of Texas"?
He was the first empresario to bring Americans to settle into Texas
What was the main reason that Moses Austin wanted to bring U.S. settlers into Texas?
to become wealthy
What requirements did the Mexican government set for settlers who wanted to live in Texas?
Settlers must convert to Catholicism and become a citizen of Mexico.
What was the Imperial Colonization Law.
This law secured the land grant for Stephen F. Austin to bring settlers into Texas?
Who was Jane Long?
Jane Long was the widow of filibuster James Long,who was part of the Old Three Hundred and was a very successful plantation and slaveowner.
What are some charateristics of an Old 300 member?
hard-working, fairly well-educated, and respectful of the law
Under the Imperial Colonization Law Stephen F. Austin created what to protect the settlers in his colony?
Why was it so difficult to buy land in the United States in 1820?
Land prices were high and money was scarce because of the Panic of 1819
What was wrong in Stephen F. Austin's colony when he returned from Mexico in 1823?
Settlers had begun having trouble with local Indians.
Austin's colony was successful because his plans for success included____________?
giving settlers easy payment terms for land.
What was the purpose of Stephen F. Austin's trip to Mexico City in 1822?
He went to re-confirm his colonization agreement.