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Unit 3

Mexican Colonization and the Empresario System

filibusters military adventurers who came to Texas from the US in the early 1800s to promote private rebellious activity​​
empresarios businesspeople who promoted the migration of settlers to the Texas colony​​
immigration the movement of people from one place to settle in another place​​
Tejanos Texas settlers of Spanish or Mexican descent; this was a unique blending of Hispanic and American culture​​
land grant a tract of public land given by the government to an institution, organization, or to a particular group of people​​
annexation to incorporate (territory) into the domain of a city, country, or state​​
revolution an overthrow and the thorough replacement of an established government or political system by the people governed​​
constitution the system of fundamental principles according to which a nation, state, corporation, or the like, is governed​
Anglos mostly white, non-Hispanic settlers who move to Texas from the United States during the Mexican period​​
mustang the small, hardy wild horse of the West, descended from horses brought by the Spanish
neutral not favoring either side
rebellion an act of violent or open resistance to an established government or ruler
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