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Colonization/Stephen F. Austin

Anglo A white person of European origin
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 or country
Empresario A person given a land grant by the Mexican government to make a settlement and invite people to live there
Immigration The act of moving to a new country
Land Grant A contract that gives ownership of a plot of land
Massacre A Killing of many people
Militias Groups of citizen soldiers
Pneumonia A really bad lung infection that makes it hard to breath
Republic A political system which people elect representatives to create laws for them
Revolution An act of overthrowing and replacing one government with another one
Tejano A Mexican-Born texan
Texians People living in Mexican Texas between 1821 and 1836
Commerce The buying and selling of goods and services
Conquistsdor A Spanish conqueror of the Americas in the sixteenth century
Convert To adopt new religious belifes
Hostile Very unfriendly
Mission A religious and military outpost established by the Spanish during colinization
Missionaries People who share their religious faith with others, usually in other countries
Prestido A Spanish fort staffed by soldiers
Squatters People who settle on land with no rights or titles
Western Hemishere The part of the world that includes the continents of North and South Amiericas
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