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Chapter 3 Vocab

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5,3.6.

Mission Settlement in Native Americans territory designed to convert Native Americans to Christianity.
Presidio Spanish fort that protects a mission.
Catechism Set of questions & answers about Catholic beliefs.
Epidemic Rapid spread of a disease in a short time.
Cede Formally give up ownership of something.
Transform To change; in character or condition.
Establish To settle; to make towns, communities, & homesteads in an area.
Friar Started missions; members of a Church Clergy like a priest or pastor.
Factor Part of what creates a result; piece or contribution.
Filibuster Person who wages an unofficial war on a country.
Benefit Something that is good for a person.
Philip Nolan Horse trader that worked for the Spanish government
James Wilkinson General that attacked and killed Philip Nolan
Neutral Ground Government Area of land that no Spanish or US troops could occupy
Class Social Rank
Peninsulares Spanish born, upper class, wealthy.
Criollos Born in New Spain to Spanish parents, second class
Mestizos Born to 1 spanish parent and 1 Native American parent.
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Wrote the cry of Dolores to end social division.
Jose Bernardo Guterrez de Lara Mexican rebel that decided to invade Texas.
Battle of Medina Where Toledo and 1400 filibusters died.
James Long Organized a group to declare Texas Spain free.
Eventually sometime later; in the end.
Pirate person who steals from ships on the sea.
Republic Citizens elect representatives to make laws.
Occupied To take over or rule another country.
Monarchist Person who wanted to keep his or her high social status.
Augustine de Iturbide Monarchist, rival to Hidalgo, Morelos, and their followers.
Achieve To do or accomplish.
Anti-Monarchist Person committed to liberty and equality
Plan of Iguala The plan that stated Mexico would become independent.
Treaty of Cordoba This made Mexico's independence official.
San Antonio Named after missionary Antonio- Texas' most important mission town.
La Bahia Now called Goliad, Tx. One of the last mission-presidios.
Nacogdoches One of the 3 original Spanish settlements in Tx.
Abdicate Forced to give up a position of power.
Erasmo Seguin Representative of Coahuila & Texas to Mexican Congress.
Empresario Finds right kind of people for settlement.
Title Legal right to own a piece of property.
Pecan Point Start of U.S Settlers in Tx.
Moses Austin American business man that hoped to make a living off bringing settlers to Texas.
Sitio 4428 Arces
Speculator People who bought large lands and tried to sell bit by bit to people.
Stephen F. Austin "Father of Texas" -Son of Moses- carried out his father's dream & is credited with populating Texas with settlers.
Agriculture The work of preparing the soil, producing crops, and raising livestock.
Collapse To break down or fail completely.
Militia Group of armed citizens who serve as soldiers during emergency.
Grant A possession, such as land, legally gifted to someone for free or little money.
Partnership associations of two or more people in a business venture.
San Felipe de Austin Main town of Austin's colony where he did all his business.
Conduct To direct or lead.
Republic of Fredonia Haden Edward's failed attempt to free Texas from Mexico.
Census Official count of the population of a region.
Tejano People with Mexican ancestry that lived in Texas.
Martin de Leon Only Mexican Empresario that brought Mexican settlers to Texas.
Green Dewitt A Texan Empresario that brought 400 families to Texas.
Minister A person sent to another country to represent their home country to the government.
Civilians People who are NOT in the armed force.
Self-Government Government in which the people take on a active in making laws and decisions.
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