Chapter 11 Section 2
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Why did Mexico encourage settlement in TX?
-emcouraged settlement to help protect land and Tejano people from Indian attacks
-agents who recruited settlers for TX
Who started the American colony in 1822?
What were the guidelines of Austins' American Colony? (3)
Why did settlers want to come to TX? (2)
-had rich soil, grassy plains, rivers for shipping goods and woodlands
-a place for Americans to escape the law
What did the Mexican Government require American settlers to do? (4)
-Follow Mexican laws
-Not own slaves
-Become Mexican citizens
What conflicts did the American settlers have with the Mexican Government? (5)
- -Brought slaves
- -Didn't convert to Catholic faith
- -Didn't obey Mexican laws
- -Didn't learn Spanish
- -Didn't respect Mexican culture
How did the Mexican Government respond the American settlers disobeying? (4)
- -Banned further American settlement in TX
- -sent "soldiers" to TX to enforce laws
- -Suspended Mexico's Republican Constitution
- -Forced Texans to pay taxes
Why did Santa Anna jail Stephen Austin?
-b/c he asked for Texas' independence and Santa Anna saw this as a rebellion
-president of newly independent Texas
-Vice President of newly independent Texas
Lorenzo de Zavala
-led Army at Goliad
-led Army at Alamo
-attacked by Santa Anna and Mexican Army
-fell on 13th day
-0 Texans survived in the end
Battle at the Alamo
-captured by Mexican Army after Alamo
-Santa Anna captured/executed 350 TX soldiers
Battle at Goliad
-led Army at San Jacinto where they defeated the Mexican Army
What was the nickname of the Republic of Texas?
Who was the President of the Republic of Texas?
Why did Jackson not want to annex Texas? (2)
- -Texas would be a slave state (unbalanced Senate)
- -Would lead to War with Mexico
How did Texas gain settlers to increase population?
-offered land grants to settlers
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