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Arts and Humanities
History of the Americas
Unit 4 Mexican Colonization and Empresario System
Terms in this set (30)
Mexican National Era
Characterized by Mexican Independence and Empresario land grants that established Anglo settlements.
Migrants from Europe
Populated Texas in large numbers.
Favored Mexican independence from Spain.
Mexico wins independence from Spain.
Filibuster from United States/Mustang trader/rumored spy on Spanish activities for French forces in Louisiana.
a person engaging in unauthorized rebellion or warfare against a foreign country
an agent who makes all arrangements to bring settlers to a colony
Filibuster; captured and executed in 1822 after leading an army into Nacogdoches and declaring Texas' independence from Spain.
Jose Bernardo Gutierrez and Augustus Magee hoped to continue the rebellion started by Father Hildago against Spanish rule.
Battle of Medina
Resulted in the defeat of the Gutierrez-Magee Expedition.
Follower of Father Hildago
the movement of people from one place to settle in another place
Followed empresarios with land grants.
Coastal plains regions
Where most Anglo settlements land grants were located
Find cheap farmland
In the 1820s Americans and Mexicans came to Mexican Texas
the unique cultural blending of Spanish and American traditions in Texas
Settlers in Austin colony
Adapted to the climate conditions in Texas by planting most of the land with cotton.
1821 - Empresario
Moses Austin received permission to settle in Texas.
Stephen F Austin
Founded the first significant Anglo colony (300 families) in Texas/Most successful Empresario
a grant of land by the government
Greene De Witt
Established a colony near present day Gonzales/Second most successful Empresario
A document which spells out the principles by which a government runs and the fundamental laws that govern a society
Successful Tejano rancher who located the land for Austin's first colony/Represented Texas at the Mexican convention and later supported Texas independence
Martin De Leon
Colony was settled mostly by Mexican families
the formal act of acquiring something (especially territory) by conquest or occupation
The Constitution of 1824
Restricted the people's rights to freely practice any religion./protected catholicism/was against slavery
The expansion of countries into other countries where they establish settlements and control the people
The Old Three Hundred
The name Old Three Hundred is sometimes used to refer to the settlers who received land grants in Stephen F. Austin's first colony.
First America to receive Spanish land grant in Mexico, later Texas. He died and passed land to his son
Stephen F Austin)
a forcible overthrow of a government or social order in favor of a new system.
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