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Colonization

Colonization of Texas

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anglo a white person of a European descent
colony a country or area under the control of another country
commissiner an agent or person representing an organization
empresario a person given an land grant by the Mexican government to make a settlement and recruit people who 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 serious lung infection that makes it hard to breathe
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
Tejano a Mexican born Texan
Texians people living in Mexican Texas between 1821 and 1836
commerce the buying and selling of goods and services
conquistadors a Spanish conqueror of the Americans in the seventeenth century
convert to adopt new religious faith
hostile very unfreindly
mission a religious and military outpost established by the Spanish during colonization
missonaries people who share there religious faith with others , usually in other countries
presidio a Spanish fort staffed by soldiers
squatters people who settle on land without rights or tittles
Western Hemishere the part of the world the includes the continents North and South America
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