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TX History Chp 8 Quiz

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Phillip Nolan
filibuster who wrangled mestenon while secretly mapping texas; was killed in a battle with the Spanish near Waco
Gutierrez and Magee
traveled from Natchez, Mississippi to Nacogdoches, Texas to declare Texas independent from Spain
Stephen F. Austin
first empresario who brought 300 families to settle in Texas. Established a militia to defend colonists against Native Texans raids. He was the son of Moses Austin.
Greeen DeWitt
empresario who founded a colony with a headquarters in Gonzales
Moses Austin
presented a pertition to the Spanish Governor requestiong permission to bring colonists to Texas. He was granted the first empresarial contract in Texas. He died before this contract could be carried out. The contract was passed on to his son Stephen F. Austin
Baron de Bastrop
aided Moses Austin in his petition to the Spainish Governor out of a desire to help settle the Texas frontier and help control the Natives.
Mary Austin Holley
was the cousin of S.F.A she wrote letters, diary entries, and books that prompted people to move to Texas
neutral
not belonging to one side or the other
cede
to surrender by treaty or agreement
recruit
to persuade someone to join a group
Tejano
a person of Mexican descent living in Texas
filibuster
an adventurer who engaged in rebellious activity in a foreign country
immigrant
person who comes to a country to settle
republic
a nation in which people elect reps to govern them
empresario
an agent who makes all arrangements to bring settlers to a colony
Anglo Americans
people who moved from one of many European countries to the U.S and now share a common culture and language
compromise
an agreement in which each side gives up something it wants in order to reach a settlement
emigrate
to leave home to settle elsewhere
G.T.T
"gone to texas"