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History of the Americas
Texas History - Unit 4
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List the events in chronological order
Moses Austin was given permission to settle in Texas
Mexico gained independence from Spain
Mexican Constitution of 1824 was drafted
Empresarios were granted contract
The year 1821 is important in the history of Texas because it was the year that -
Spain granted independence to the colony of Mexico
While the Mexican Federal Constitution of 1824 created a representative government in Mexico, it specifically restricted the people's right to -
freely practice any religion
One way Mexican officials tried to maintain Mexican culture when issuing land grants to Anglo empresarios was by -
requiring settlers to practice the Catholic religion
As an American empresario, Green DeWitt was able to —
establish a colony near what is present-day Gonzales
Which successful Tejano rancher represented Texas at the Mexican Constitutional Convention, located land for the first Austin colony, and eventually supported Texas independence?
During the Mexican war for independence, the Battle of Medina resulted in —
defeat of the Guiterrez-Magee expedition
Which of the following is a contribution of Stephen F. Austin to the development of Texas?
He founded the first large Anglo colony in Texas.
The Gutierrez-Magee Expedition was formed to —
continue the rebellion started by Father Hidalgo
Why were most Texas land grants located in east and central Texas?
Mexican officials wanted to settle areas closest to the United States.
Why did many Americans and Mexicans migrate to Mexican Texas in the 1820's?
To find cheap farmland
How did the State Colonization Law of 1825 contribute to the development of Texas?
It continued the empresario system in Texas.
Why did Philip Nolan concern Spanish leaders in Mexico?
He was suspected of plotting to claim land in Texas for the United States.
Which filibuster was captured and executed in 1822 after leading an army into Nacogdoches and declaring Texas' independence from Spain?
The colony established by Martín De León differed from the DeWitt colony because it was —
settled by Mexican families
As a result of the efforts of empresarios, how did the population of Texas change during the Mexican National Era?
Enslaved African Americans were brought to Texas.
In which region were most successful land grants in Texas located?
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