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  • 1. Texas History Chapter 10.1: Political Unrest in Texas
  • 2. Bellwork
    • How might you protest a law that you think is unfair?
  • 3. The Fredonian Rebellion
    • 1825: Haden Edwards recieves a empresario contract
    • Permission to settle 800 families near Nacogdoches
    Haden Edwards
  • 4. The Fredonian Rebellion
    • People already living on site
    • Contract required him to respect property rights
  • 5. The Fredonian Rebellion
    • Required settlers to furnish titles
    • Edwards told he could not charge for new land titles
    Grave of Haden Edwards
  • 6. The Fredonian Rebellion
    • October 1826: Mexican government cancels Edward’s contract
    • Response: Benjamin Edwards declares part of East Texas to be an independent Republic
  • 7. The Fredonian Rebellion
    • Fredonian Republic
    • Benajmin Edwards, brother of Haden Edwards , was a leader of the rebellion
  • 8. The Fredonian Rebellion
    • Fredonian Rebellion:
      • one of the earliest rebellions in Texas
      • was over the issue of land titles
    • Stephen F. Austin was against the Fredonian Rebellion
  • 9. The Fredonian Rebellion
    • Austin calls out the militia
    • Jan 1827: Fredonians flee when the Mexican army and a militia led by Stephen F. Austin approaches
  • 10. Mier y Terán’s Report
    • Fredonian Rebellion worried the Mexican government
    • Concerned it was a U.S. plot to acquire Texas
  • 11. Mier y Terán’s Report
    • General Manuel de Mier y Ter án sent to investigate
    • Concerned about the growing American influence, especially in East Texas
    General Manuel de Mier y Terán
  • 12. Mier y Terán’s Report
    • Wrote a report to Mexico’s president warning about the conditions in Texas
  • 13. Mier y Terán’s Report
    • Recommendations:
      • Increase trade between Texas & Mexico
      • More soldiers
      • Encourage more European & Mexican settlement
  • 14. The Law of April 6, 1830
    • Decree —official order
    • Vicente Guerrero —issued a decree ending slavery in Mexico
    President Vicente Guerrero
  • 15. The Law of April 6, 1830
    • Law of April 6, 1830:
      • Banned US immigration to Texas
      • Banned import of slaves in to Texas
      • Suspended unfilled empresario contracts
  • 16. The Law of April 6, 1830
    • Law of April 6, 1830:
      • Instituted customs duties
    • Customs Duties —taxes on imports
  • 17. The Law of April 6, 1830
    • Law designed to stop further US immigration.
    • Stephen F. Austin’s reaction:
      • Tried to continue supporting the Mexican government
      • Encouraged settlers to obey the law.
  • 18. Law of April 6, 1830 Mier y Teran Report Mier y Teran Investigation Fredonian Rebellion

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