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Ch 9, Sec 3 Expansion in Texas

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Stephen F. Austin
established a colony of American settlers in Tejas (Texas)
land grant
a gift of public land to an individual or organization
Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna
Mexican president, 1833, revoked local posers in Texas and other Mexican states leading to rebellion by Texas citizens
Texas Revolution
1836, rebellion in which Texas gained its independence from Mexico
Alamo
a mission and fort in San Antonio, TX where Mexican forces massacred rebellious Texans, 1836
Sam Houston
commander of the army of Texas that fought for Texas' independence from Mexico, defeated the Spanish at the battle of San Jacinto shouting "Remember the Alamo!"
Republic of Texas
the nation established in 1836 when American settlers in the Mexican province of Tejas declared and ought for their independence, "Lone Star Republic"