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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.
frontiersman a person who lives on a frontier.
militia a group of citizen soldiers.
plantation a type of large farm found in the southeastern part of the united states.
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.
cavalryman 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 their people at a meeting.
export to send goods out of country or state.
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.
reinforcements additional men used to build more strength.
revolution an act of overthrowing and replacing one government with another.
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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