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Texas Revolution

TermDefinition
alcalde the mayor or chief judge of a town
Anglo americans white Americans of European descent
colonization the act or process
constitution a written statement outlining the basic laws for a state or country
democracy ability for the people to have a say in government
dictator a person with absolute power
duels fights between two people
empresario a person given a land grant by the Mexican government to make a settlement and recruit people to live there.
frontiersman a person who lives on the frontier
heritage tradition and culture passed down at birth
House of Representatives a group of elected official who have the power to make and pass laws
militia a group of citizen soldiers
minister a government representative in a foreign country
plantation a type of large farm found in the southern United States
province a district or region of territory
recruit to select or get the services of someone
resolution a formal expression or opinion
revolution an act of overthrowing and replacing on government with another
sharpshooter a person skilled in shooting a gun
surrender to give up
Tejano a Mexican born Texan
Texians people living in Mexican Texas between 1821 and 1836
annexation to take over a territory and make it part of a larger territory
armistice an agreement to stop fighting
cavalrymen soldiers who fight on horseback
colonies country or areas under the control of another country;a group of people living there
consulation a meeting for the purpose of making descisions
declaration an announcement
delegates people who represent other people at a meeting
export to send goods out of a country or state
immigration the act of moving to a new country
import to bring goods into a country or state
inspection the act of carefully looking over something
mission a religious and military outpost established by the Spanish during colonization
rebellion open resistance to one's government
rancher a person who raises livestock such as cattle or horses
reinforcements additional men used to build more strength
retreated left a battlefield
secede to leave a country and form a new government
siege a military strategy in which troops surround an area and cut off outside access to force a surrender
thriving growing very well
transitions the process of changing one form to another
Created by: tisd112436