7th Grade Texas History Exam Review
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Commanded Texas Forces in the Alamo.
Fort, usually built to protect a mission.
Land agent who brought new settlers to an area.
Defender of the Alamo had also been in US Congress.
What reforms did Santa Anna promise Texas in 1834?
Allow English as an official language.
Allow immigration from the US.
Include Texas representation in the legislature.
What did General Mier y Teran's report to the Mexican government say about the population in East Texas?
US settlers outnumbered mexican settlers 5 to 1.
Though he refused to grant Texas statehood, Santa Anna agreed to repeal which law?
Restricting immigration from the United States.
What happened to the attitude of the Texans as a result of the Battle of the Alamo?
They were inspired to continue fighting.
Power is divided between National and State governments.
All power is controlled at the National level.
Why did thousands of Americans apply for grants in Austins Colony?
Land was so cheap
What was the name of Austin's first group of colonists?
The Old Three Hundred
What law outlawed immigration to Texas from the US?
Law of April 6, 1830
What did the Texans state in the Turtle Bayou Resolutions?
Their loyalty to Mexico
The Convention of 1832 resolved that Texas become what?
a separate Mexican state.
The largest river in Texas is what?
Rio Grande River
What culture group influenced the name San Antonio?
The Texas Declaration of Independence accused Santa Anna's government of violating what?
The Constitution of 1820
What happened to most of the Texan prisoners after their defeat at Goliad?
They were executed.
What was the greatest problem with the Texas army?
Texan forces were scattered and divided.
Duties of citizenship included?
Serving on juries
How did the Alamo help the Texans?
It inspired them to keep fighting.
What was the last battle of the Texas Revolution?
The Battle of San Jacinto
Who was the president and military leader of Mexico?
What year did the revolution end?
In what year did Mexico win its independence from Spain
What gave limited power to the central government of Mexico and more power to the states?
The significance of the Mexican constitution of 1824.
What were the stipulations of the Law of April 6, 1830?
Banned immigration from US into Texas
Suspended unfilled empisario contacts
Illegal for more slaves to be brought into Texas
Began a tax on all goods imported from the US
How did Santa Anna come to power?
Elected president of Mexico.
What was the result of the Convention of 1832?
Mexican officials refused reforms.
What was the purpose of the Convention of 1833?
Delegates sent Stephen F. Austin to Mexico City to present reforms.
What did Santa Anna do after Austin went to Mexico?
Refused to make Texas a state, but agreed to allow immigration and lower taxes on imports from the US.
What happened to Austin?
Was arrested after the interception of a letter telling the texans "...our only recourse is war."
What was the purpose of the consultation?
Debated war with Mexico, but supported the constitution of 1812, and declared themselves loyal to Mexico.
How does the Texas Constitution resemble the United States Consitution?
Both have three branches with limited power and elections by the people.
What were the chief causes of the Texas Revolution?
Santa Anna's failure to follow the constitution of 1824
Rising tensions between Texans and Mexicans.
Demand that US settlers hand over cannon at Gonzales
What was the significance of 1836?
Texas won it's independence.
What document established the form of Texas Government?
Texas State Constitution
Name three problems of the Republic of Texas.
Immigration and possible Mexican invasions
Stable government and debt
What is Checks and Balances
Each part of the government has some power to black the actions of another branch.
What is the principles of limited government?
Power is limited by laws such as those in a constitution.
What is separation of powers?
Dividing government into parts each with its own powers.
What is popular sovereignty?
Principle of government where all powers come from the people.
What is civil rights?
Individual rights guaranteed by the constitution
Who is the Texas Empresario; Father of Texas?
Stephen F. Austin
Who was the Alcalde of San Antonio, fought in Texas Revolution?
Who was the author of Texas Declaration of Independence?
Who was the Empresario that helped write the Mexican Constitution of 1824, Vice President of Ad Interim Government?
Lorenzo de Zavala
Who surrendered to General Urrea at Goliad?
Who was the Commander of the Texan Army, President of Texas?
General Sam Houston
Who was the President of Mexico, Mexican commander at the Alamo?
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Who was the commander of Texans Army at the Alamo?
Who was a defender of the Alamo, former US respresentative?
Who was a defender of the Alamo?
Who was the Mexican General that surrendered San Antonio to the Texans?
Marin de Cos
Who was a former slave that was released at the Alamo?
Who was an African American scout for the Texans?
Who was the 1st Empresario to gain permission to settle Texas with US settlers?
When was the 1st Presidential term of Sam Houston?
When was the 2nd Presidential term of Sam Houston?
When was the Presidential term of Mirabeau Lamar?
When was the Presidential term of Anson Jones?
What is the month and year Texas was annexed?
Who was the US President when Texas was annexed?
James K. Polk
What is free speech?
A civil right