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TX Settlers Austin

Spanish Vocab

TermDefinition
Anglo A white person 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
Disarm To take someone's weapons
Economic Depression A period in which an economy is affected by unemployment. Low output and poverty
Empresario A person given a land grant by the the Mexican government to make a settlement and recruit people there
Entrepreners People who who Start their own businesses
Executive The branch of government responsible for carrying out the laws
Expelled To be permanently kicked out of something
Fraternity A social club for men
Immigration The act of moving to a new country
Judicial The branch of government responsible for enforcing the laws
Labor A plot of land measuring 177 acres. Issued for planting crops.
Land grant A contract that gives ownership of a plot of land
League A plot of land measuring 4,428 acres issued for farming and grazing livestock
legislative The branch of government responsible for making laws
Massacre A killing of many people
Militias Groups of citizen soldiers
Opponents people who are against other people
Pneumonia A serious long infection that makes it hard to breathe
Postmaster A person in charge of a post office
Profit To make money in a business
Rebellion Open resistance to one's government
Repeal To officially undo a law
Republic A political system in which people elect representatives to make laws for them
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
Rituals Acts or actions performed for a ceremony
Tejanos A Mexican born Texan
Texians people living in Mexican Texas between 1821
Commerce The buying and selling of goods and services
Conquistador A Spanish conqueror of the Americans in the sixteenth century
Covert To Adopt new religious beliefs
hostile very unfriendly
mestizos people of mixed American Indian and European culture decent living in Mexico
Mission a religious and military outpost established by the Spainish during colonization
Missionaries people who share their religious with others. Usually in other countries
Presido a Spanish fort staffed by soldiers
Provinces districts or regions of a territory
Squatters people 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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