Jan 1, 1492
Age of exploration beginsThe Europeans explored for 3 reasons 1. Gold 2. Glory 3. God
Columbus was looking for an alternate route to Asia so they could trade faster
The majority of the explorers came from Spain and France
A conquistador is the leader of an exploration
Cortes Hernando tor down tenochtitlan and founded new Spain
Jan 1, 1517
Pineda maps Texas coastPineda leads several expeditions to map the west coast of the Gulf of Mexico. He ends up making the first map of the American west coast.
Jan 1, 1528
Cabeza de Vaca shipwrecksCabeza de face was captured by the Avavares tribe when he was ship wrecked.
Diseases killed many natives and explorers because this was the first time they were exposed to it.
When Cabeza arrived in Mexico the people thought he was a God
Jan 1, 1541
Coronado sets out for CibolaCibola or the seven cities of Cibola were cities that were supposed to have great treasure in them.
Coronado thought Cibola was in Texas because Texas was supposed to have lots of gold
sadly Coronado never found Cibola.
coronado did find a river that went through Texas
La Salle lands and in TexasEventually France started exploring Texas too because of furs
While in Texas La Salle discovers the Louisianna river delta.
Fort Saint Lois foundedFort St. Louis was built near Arenosa creek.
La Salle founded fort st Lois
There were two reasons fort St. Louis failed. One the AI's there died before 10 years were up. Two, they never learned anything
La Salle was shot to death in 1687
Marques de Rubi inspects TexasRubi's mission was to help changes in Mexico
The leader of Mexico sent him
Rubi recommended to treat the AIs better because the system was not working
Mission San Francisco foundedThe purpose of a mission is to convert natives to Spanish or French citizens
Most missions were led by Friars
The spainish built most of the missions
Most missions converted natives to Catholicism
Most missions fail because of disease and Starvatio
Most failed because of plague
Normally smaller forts protected missions
Philip Nolan ExpeditionA filibuster is some one who wanted Money or land and was willing to fight
some other filibusters are father Hidalgo and Jean Lafitte
Jean Lafitte was a French pirate who raided spainish ships and stole treasure
Louisiana PurchaseThe Louisiana purchase made relations worse between the two
After that the only countries that owned parts of North America were the USA, Spain, and Mexico
Moses Austin asks permission for a colonyThe spainish granted land because his friend who was a politician convinced the spainish
Before Austin could establish his colony he was robbed and had to walk home. He got sick and died later on.
Mexico gains IndependenceMexico gained there independence from Spain
The federal it's established the Mexican independence
Texas was joined with guerra
Fredonian RebellionThere goal was to secede from the Mexican Rebublic
They were upset with laws
The rebels saw the Mexican army coming and retreated
Mier y Teran reportThe expedition was seeing the amount of Tejanos and Americans
Mixer y Terrain was sent to do population statistic
He recommend end more Tejanos for the possibility of a rebellion
Stephen F Austin Establishes his country colonyemprosarioss were leaders of colonies
SFA established his colony around where San antonio is today.
Mexico made his colony have at east 300 people
The old 300 were the original colonists. They had to have an important skill and have no connection with the USA army.
Some challenges of setting up the colony were when the colonists taken by sea landed in the wrong place and native attacks
Name 2 other empresarios.
Law of April 6 1830U.S. Could not come Texas anymore
Empresarios had to keep count of the races
Mexicans got free land and ride to Texas
Slaves could no longer be bought or traded but if you had a slave from before you could keep him
New Forts were established due to attacks
If you imported something it had extra taxes
Convention of 1833The convention was about Texas rebellions
A politician from Texas