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Texas Revolution

Texas Revolution Vocabulary

TermDefinition
democracy ability for the people to have a say in the government
dictator a person who has absolute power
empresario a person given a land grant by the Mexican government to make a settlement and recruit people to live there
frontiersmen a person who lives on the frontier
Tejano a Mexican-born Texan
Texians people living in Mexican Texas between 1821 and 1836
annexation to take over a territory and make it part of a larger territory
armistice an agreement to stop fighting
cavalrymen soldiers who fight on horseback
constitution a written statement outlining the basic laws for a state or country
declaration an announcement
delegates people who represent other people at a meeting
export to send goods out of a country
immigration the act of moving to a new country
import to bring goods into a country or state
mission a religious and military outpost established by the Spanish during colonization
rancher a person who raises livestock such as cattle or horses
recruit to select or to get the service of someone
reinforcements additional men used to build more strength
siege a military strategy in which troops surround an area and cut off outside access to force a surrender
surrender to give up
thriving growing very well
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