Texas History

By ayk3693
  • Jan 1, 1400

    Age of Exploration

    What reasons did Europeans explore? (3)
    -Land, money and resources God, Glory, and Gold
    What was Columbus looking for when he found America?
    Which countries were most explorers from?
    -Spain, France, and Portugal
    What is a conquistador?
    -A Spanish conquerors
    Which explorer tore down Tenochtitlan and founded New Spain?
    -Hernán Cortés
  • Jan 1, 1519

    Pineda maps and Texas coast

    Describe Pineda’s route and accomplishments
    Pineda was searching for the water route to the pacific ocean. But, he had mapped the Texas coast.
  • Nov 6, 1528

    Cabeza de Vaca shipwrecks

    Which Native tribe captures Cabeza de Vaca? - Karankawas
    What killed many Natives and explorers during the Age of Contact? - Diseases
    When Cabeza de Vaca arrived in Mexico, what did people think about his stories? - They saw hints of an fabled land filled with great wealth
  • Jan 1, 1540

    Coronado sets out for Cibola

    What is Cibola?-A city filled with silver and gold
    Why did Coronado think Cibola was in Texas?-By Cabeza poem he read
    Did they find Cibola?- No he didn't
    What is one important landmark that the expedition did discover?-The Grand Canyon
  • La Salle lands in Texas

    Which country began challenging Spain for Texas?- France
    Which river delta did La Salle discover? -Mississipi river
  • Mission San Francisco founded

    What is the purpose of a mission? Make with the American indians
    Who led missions? The Spanish
    Which country is responsible for building missions? The Spanish
    What religion were missions affiliated with? Chaotic
    Were most missions successful? No
    Why did missions fail? Diseases and death
    What buildings protected missions? Presidio
  • Fort St. Louis founded

    Where is Ft. St. Louis?- Garcitas Creek
    Who founded Ft. St. Louis?- La Salle
    Name 2 reasons why Ft. St. Louis failed. Natives attack and missed the spot more than 400 miles away
    How was La Salle killed? He was murdered
  • San Antonio de Bexar Siege

    What is a siege? A process of surrounding and attacking a fortified place
    Who controlled San Antonio before the siege? The spainish
    Who controlled San Antonio after the siege? The Texans
  • Marques de Rubi Inspects Texas

    What was de Rubi’s mission? To tell a report on Texas
    Who sent de Rubi on his mission? Spain
    Name 2 recommendations that de Rubi made after his journey
    Too many attacks from the natives
    Texas was no longer with Spain
  • The Louisiana Purchase

    What did the Louisiana purchase mean for US-Spanish relations? Placing a border in between United states and Spanish, also Spain gave Florida for the trade of Texas
    Which 3 countries still claimed land in North America after the Louisiana Purchase? Spain, Mexico and America
  • Moses Austin Asks Permission for Colony

    Why did the Spanish grant Austin permission to establish a colony? His old friend baron de bastrop helped Austin
    What happened to Moses before he could establish his colony? He died from pneumonia
  • Mexico gains Independence

    Who did Mexico gain their independence from? Spain
    Which Constitution did the Federalist’s establish for Mexico? 1824 constitution of Mexico
    Under the Constitution, which Mexican state was Texas joined with? Coahuila
  • Philip Nolan Expedition

    What is a filibuster? A person who wages an unofficial war on a country
    Name 2 other filibuster besides Philip Nolan. Father hidalgo James Long
    Who was Jean Lafitte? A French American pirate
  • Stephen F. Austin Establishes His Colony

    What is an empresario? A spanish word for contractor, a person who puts together business deals
    Where did SFA establish his colony? Brazos river
    What were some of the requirements Mexico made SFA’s colony meet? An approval from the government
    Describe the “Old 300.” What kind of people were they? The first families of Austins colony
    What were some challenges in establishing the colony? Protecting the colonists from the Karankawas attacks
    Name 2 other empresarios. Lorenzo and David
  • Fredonian Rebellion

    What was the goal of the Fredonian Rebellion? To dispute between the Mexican government and the Edwards brothers
    Who were the Edwards brothers upset with? Benjamins tone and increasing tension
    How did the Rebellion end? Mexican government passed a law that barred Anglo-American immigration
  • Mier y Teran Report

    What was the goal of the Mier y Teran expedition? To explore an area and write a report
    Why was Mier y Teran sent? He is a patriot
    What recommendations did Mier y Teran make? Send more Mexican and European settlers
  • Law of April 6, 1830 passes

    What did the law say about
    U.S. immigration? End the immigration
    Empresario contracts? Got canceled
    Mexican immigration? End the immigration
    Slavery? Banned and outlawed for bring slaves to Texas
    New Forts? coastal trades
    Import taxes? Finance the cost of transportation
  • Battle of Gonzales

    Why was the battle of Gonzales fought? So the Mexican government can get the cannon back
    Who won? The Texans
    Which important Texas slogan originated during the battle? Come and take it
  • Convention of 1833

    What was the goal of the Convention? Better mail service. Improved defense against the natives, reform courts, and the right to use English in business and law
    Who made the trip to Mexico City to present the resolutions? Stephen F. Austin
  • Austin Arrested

    Why was SFA arrested? Austins letters had thing like Texans to go ahead and begin to declare statehood
    Because of his imprisonment, what did SFA change his mind about? Choose Texas over Mexico
  • Convention of 1836

    Which 2 important documents were created at the convention?
    The Texas Declaration of Independence, The constitution
  • The Alamo Falls

    Name 3 notable Alamo defenders. Houston, Bowie, Travis
    How many Alamo defenders were there? How many Mexican troops? 192, 1800
    Why didn’t Sam Houston send reinforcements to the Alamo? He knew that he was sending the Alamo defenders to their deaths
    Which side won the Battle of the Alamo? The Mexicans
  • The Runaway Scrape

    Which direction was everybody moving? To Louisiana
    What was the goal/purpose of the Runaway Scrape? Cross the Sabine river into Louisiana. To slow down the Mexican army
    Why was everybody running away? After the Alamo fall people went into full panic
    What did people think about Sam Houston for running away from Santa Anna? They thought of him as a coward
  • Battle of San Jacinto

    What were 2 war-cries that the Texans shouted during the battle? Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad!
    What was the number of casualties for both sides? 630 Mexicans, 9 Texans died
    Describe what Santa Anna did during the battle. Ran away and tried to hide his face
    Which side was victorious? The Texans
  • Goliad Massacre

    Which battle did Fannin and his men lose to be taken prisoner? The massacre of Goliad
    Who ordered the massacre of Fannin’s men? General Urrea
    How many Texans died during the massacre? 340
  • Goliad Massacre

    Which battle did Fannin and his men lose to be taken prisoner? The massacre of Goliad
    Who ordered the massacre of Fannin’s men? General Urrea
    How many Texans died during the massacre? 340