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SS Vocab

Anglo a white person of European descent
Colony a country or area under the control of another country; a group of people living there
Constitution a written statement outlining the basic laws for a state or country
Empresario a person given a land grant by the Mexican government to make a settlement and recruit people to live there
Land Grant a contract that gives ownership to a plot of land
Massacre a killing of many people
Militias a group of citizen soldiers
Pneumonia a serious lung infection that makes it hard to breathe
Republic a political system in which people elect representatives to make laws for them
Revolution an act of overthrowing and replacing one government with another
Tejano a Mexican-born Texan
Texians people living in Mexican Texas between 1821 and 1836
Commerce the buying and selling of goods and services
Conquistador a Spanish conqueror of goods and services
Hostile very unfriendly
Mestizos people of mixed American Indian and European descent living in Mexico
Convert to adopt new religious beliefs
Mission a religious and military outpost established by the Spanish during colonization
Missionaries people who share their religious faith with others, usually in other countries
Presidio a Spanish fort staffed by soldiers
Squatter a person who settle on land without rights or titles
Western Hemisphere the part of the world that includes the continents of North and South America
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