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Texas revolution

social studies vocabulary

alcalde The mayor or chief judge of a town
anglo-Amaricans White Amaricans of European decsent
colonization The act or process of forming colonies
constitution A written statement outlining the basic laws of a state country
democracy Ability for people to have a say in the goverment
dictator A person with absolute power
duels A fight between two people
emprisario A person given a land grant by the mexican goverment to start a settlement and reqruit people to live there
frontiersmen A person who lives on the frontier
heritage Tradition or culture passed down at birth
house of reprisentatives A group of elected officals that have the power to make and pass down laws
militia A group of citizen soldiers
minister A goverment representative from an foregin country
Plantation A type of large farm found in the Southern United States
Province In District or region of a territory
Recruit To select or get the services of someone
resolution A formal expression of opinion
Revolution An act of overthrowing a government and replacing it with another one
sharpshooter A person skilled at shooting a gun
surreder To give up
tejano A Mexican born Texan
texian People living in Mexican Texas beetween 1821 and 1836
annexation To take over a territory an make it part of a larger territory
armistice An agreement to stop fighting
cavalrymen Soldiers who fight on horseback
colonies Countrys or areas under the control on anoter country
consultation A meeting for the porpose of making desicions
declaration An anouncement
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 carrfully looking over something
mission A military and religous outpost established by the spanish during colonization
rancher A person who raises livestock such as cattle or horses
rebellion Open resistance to one's goverment
reinforcements Additional men used to build more strength
retreated Left a battlefield
secede To leave a country and form a new goverment
seige A military stratigy in which troops surround an area and cut off outside acsess to force a surrender
thriving Growing very well
transitions To change from one form to another
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