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HIS 2053-004 Texas History Chapter 5 Notes

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HIS 2053-004 Texas History Chapter 5 Notes HIS 2053

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This 2 page Class Notes was uploaded by Nash on Saturday September 17, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to HIS 2053 at University of Texas at San Antonio taught by Prof. Mary Margaret McAllen in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 11 views. For similar materials see Texas History in History at University of Texas at San Antonio.


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Date Created: 09/17/16
Gone to Texas Chapter 5 Notes  Louisiana purchase 1803  Agustin was the first Mexican Emperor  People were coming into Texas from Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana  They brought slaves which was something that the Mexicans did not practice or condone  They settle close to the rivers (Colorado river and Brazos river) for easy transportation  Moses Austin (father of Stephen F. Austin) – Wanted a land grant but he was rejected by the San Antonio government because slavery was an issue. Some Tejanos supported him because they already had some household slaves  Why did people want to settle in Texas? o Large population, great economy and protection  Stephen F. Austin – took over his father’s adventures in order to bring honor back to their name o Went to Mexico City and got the land rights o He brought 300 families, and the land was cheap (10% less, 12.5 cents per acre) o To make profit he charged the settler for the papers o The settlers could bring slaves with them but they were charged an extra fee o They had to convert to Catholicism o They had to bring a letter of reference and their own supplies  Washington-on-the-Brazos became the capital  They colony was growing fast  Anglos were arriving in significant numbers  Constitution Convention of 1824 – Mexico decided not to decide of the issue of slavery thus letting the state decide  Tejanos and Anglos argued that slaves benefited the economy  Mexico was also getting pressure from international trade partners because of slavery


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