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Colonization

Colonization / Stephen F. Austin

TermDefinition
Anglo a white person of European descent
colony a country area under control of another country; a group of people living there
constitution a written statement outlining basic laws for a state or country
empresario a person given a land grant by Mexican government to make a settlement and recruit people to live there
immigration the act 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 breath
republic a political system 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-born Texan between 1821 and 1836
commerce the buying and selling of goods and services
conquistador a Spanish conqueror of the Americans sixteenth country
convert to adopt new religious beliefs
hostile very unfriendly
mestizos people of mixed American Indian and European descent living in Mexico
missionaries people who share their religious faith with others, usually with other countries
presidio a Spanish fort staffed by soldiers
squatters people who stand on land without rights or titles
Western Hemishpere the part of the world that includes the continents of North and South America
mission a religious and military out post established by the Spanish during colonization
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