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TX Settlers/Austin

TermDefinition
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 of 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 of a plot of land
Massacre a killing of many people
Milias groups of citizen soldiers
Pneumonia a serious lung infection that makes it hard to breath
Republic a political system in which people elect representatives to make laws for them
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 the Americas in the sixteenth century
convert to adopt new religious beliefs
hostile very unfriendly
mestizos people of mixed American Indian and European descent living in Mexico
mission a religious and military outpost established by the Spanish during colonization
missionaries people who share their religious faiths with others, usually in other countries
presidio a Spanish fort staffed by soldiers
squatters people settle on land without rights or tiltles
western hemisphere the part of the world that includes the continents of North and South America
revolution an act of overthrowing and replacing one government with another
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