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Tx Settlers/Austin

Vocabulary Game

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
Commissioner An agent or person representing an organization
Constitution A written statement outlining the basic laws for a state or country
disarm To take someone's weapons
Economic Depression A period in which an economy is affected by
Brutality cruel and ruthless behavior
Buffer a protective barrier from something harmful
Commerce the buying and selling of goods and services
Conquistador a Spanish conqueror of the Americas in the sixteenth sentury
Convert to adopt new religious beliefs
Empresarios people given land grants by the Mexican government to make a settlement and recruit people to live there
Hostile very unfriendly
Immigration the act of moving to a new country
Labor a plot of land measuring 177 acres, issued for planting crops
League a plot of land measuring 4,428 acres, issued for grazing livestock
Loyalists supporters of the ruling power during a conflict
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 faith with others, usually in other countries
Nomadic having no fixed home; moving with the seasons in search of food
Parishioners People within the field of activity of a Catholic church
Pastures land used for animal grazing
Presidio A Spanish fort staffed by soldiers
Provinces districts or regions of a territory
Raid to attack suddenly; to steal or destroy property
Ranchers people who raise livestock, such as cattle or horses
Rebel a soldier who opposes the government in power
Rebellion open resistance to one's government
Recruiting selecting or getting the services of someone
Settle to establish a place to live
Squatters people who settle on land without rights or titles
Trade Relations relationships based on the buying and selling of goods
Western Hemisphere the part of the world that includes the continents of North and South America
Entrepreneurs people who start their own businesses
Executive the branch of government responsible for carrying out the laws
Expelled to be permanently kicked out
Fraternity a social club for men
Innovative doing new things or things in new ways
Judicial the branch of government responsible for enforcing the laws
Land Grant a contract that gives ownership of a plot of land
Legislative the branch of government responsible for making the laws
Massacre a killing of many people
Militias groups of citizen soldiers
Opponents people who are against other people
Pneumonia a serious lung infection that makes it hard to breathe
Postmaster a person in charge of a post office
Profit to make money in a business
Repeal to officially undo a law
Republic a political system in which people elect representatives to make laws for them
Rituals acts or actions performed for a ceremony
Tejano A Mexican-born Texan
Texians people living in Mexican Texas between 1821 and 1836
Empresario a person given a land grant by the Mexican government to make a settlement and recruit people to live there
Revolution an act of over throwing and replacing one government with another
Created by: Cailyn Wulf
 

 



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