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Texas Revolution

Social Studies Vocabulary

TermDefinition
annexation to take over a territory and make it part of a a larger territory
armistice an agreement to stop fighting
cavalrymen soldiers who fight on horseback
colonies countries or areas under the control of another country; a group of people living there
constitution a written statement outlining the basic laws for a state or country
consultion a meeting for the purpose of making disisions
declaration an announcement
delegates people who represent other people at a meeting
empresarios people given land grants by the Mexican government to make a settlement and recruit people to live there
export to send goods out of a country or state
frontiersman people who live on the frontier
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
militia a group of citizen soldiers
mission a religious and military outpost established by the Spanish during colonization
plantation a type of large farm found in the southern United States
Provinces Districts or regions of a territory
Rancher A person who raises livestock such as cattle orhorses
Rebellion Open resistance to one's government
Recruit To select or get the services of someone
Reinforcements Additional men used to build more strength
Retreated Left a Battlefield
Revolution An act of overthrowing and replacing one government with another
Secede To leave a country and form a new government
Siege A military strategy in which troops surrounding area in cut off outside access to force a surrender
Surrender To give up
Tejanos Mexican born Texans
Texians People living in Mexican Texas between 1821 and 1836
Thriving growing very well
Transitions The process of changing from one form to another
Alcalde The mayor or chief judge of a town
Anglo-Americans White Americans of European descent
Colonization The act or process of forming colonies
Democracy Ability for the people to have a say in government
Dictator A person who is absolute power
Duels Fights between two people
Heritage Tradition and culture passed down at birth
House of Representatives A group of elective officials who have the power to make and pass laws
Minister A government representative in a foreign country
Resolution A formal expression of opinion
Sharpshooter A person skilled in shooting a gun
Created by: Catie S.
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