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Ch 3 vocab.

3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 3.5 vocab.

Mission A settlement in Native American territory designed to convert Native Americans to Christianity.
Presidio A Spanish fort that protects a mission.
Catechism A set of questions and answers about catholic beliefs.
Epidemic The rapid spread of a disease in a short time.
Cede To formally give up ownership of something.
Transform American Indians into Christians and loyal Spanish subjects.
Establish Six Spanish missions and a presidio.
Friar Started these missions.
Factor Part of what creates a result; piece or contribution.
Filibuster A person who wages a unofficial war on a country.
benefit Something that is good for a person.
Philip Nolan A horse trader who came to Texas.
James Wilkinson He was the general of the United States
Natural Ground Agreement Agreement between Spain and U.S. that no soldiers would occupies the land.
class Social rank.
peninsulares these were wealthy, Spanish born upper class people.
criollos Born in New Spain to Spanish parents.
mestizos Born to one Spanish parent and one Native American parent.
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla New Spain priest from Dolores.
Jose Bernado Guterrez de Lara Mexican rebel who invaded Texas.
battle of medina Bloodiest battle fought on Texas soil.
James Long Was an angry man and a doctor.
Eventually Some time later; in the end.
pirate A person who steals from ships on the sea.
republic A nation in which votes elect representatives to make laws.
occupied To take over or rule another country.
monarchist The people in new Spain wanted to keep their social status.
Augustine de Iturbide Leader of the monarchist that wrote the plan of Iguala.
Achieve To do or accomplish.
Anti-Monarchist The people in New Spain were commited to liberly and equiltary.
Plan of Iguala The plan late settles mine would become independent.
Treaty of Cordoba Made it 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 Force to give up a position of power.
Erasmo Seguin A settler of San Antonio.
Coahuila & Texas The merge of Coahuila & Texas to maintain Spanish rule.
Empresario The Spanish word for contartor a person who puts together business deals.
Title The legal right to own a piece of property.
Pecan point The start of U.S. settlers in Tx.
Moses Austin An American business man that hoped to make a living off of bringing settlers to Texas.
Sitio A Spanish unit of measure representing 4,428 acres of land.
Speculator People who by land and sell it little by little
Stephen F. Austin "The father of Texas"- son of Moses- carried out his father's dream & is credited with populating Tx with settlers.
Agriculture The work of land, crops, and livestock
Collapse To break down or fail completely.
Militia Armed citizens people who serve as soldiers during emergency.
Grant A possession, such as land, legally given to someone for free on very little money
Partnership Association with two or more people in businesses.
San Felipe de Austin The main town of Austin's colony where he did all of his business
conduct To direct or lead
Republic of Fredonia Haden Edward's failed attempt to free Texas from Mexica
Census An official count of the population of the region.
Tejano A Mexican who lives in Texas
Martin de Leon The only Mexican Empressario 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 his or her country
Civilians People who are not in Armed Forces
Self-Government In which people take an active role in making laws and decisions.
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