Chapter 8:  Americans Settle in Texas Section 1:  Moses Austin and Texas
Bellwork <ul><li>Identify some important events taking place around 1820 </li></ul>
Moses Austin's Texas Dream <ul><li>June 1798:  Moses Austin moves to Missouri (a part of Spanish Louisiana) </li></ul>Mose...
Moses Austin's Texas Dream <ul><li>Mines lead </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes a Spanish citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes wealth...
Moses Austin's Texas Dream <ul><li>1819:  US experiences a financial panic </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Panic —an economic ...
Moses Austin's Texas Dream <ul><li>Panic of 1819 leads to a depression </li></ul><ul><li>Depression —period of low economi...
Moses Austin's Texas Dream <ul><li>Many banks fail, including the Bank of St. Louis </li></ul><ul><li>Austin is financiall...
Moses Austin's Texas Dream <ul><li>Austin had profited in Spanish lands before </li></ul><ul><li>Came up with plan to esta...
Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>Moses visits his son, Stephen, in Arkansas </li></ul><ul><li>Son doubts his father, but...
Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>December 23, 1820:  Moses arrives at San Antonio  </li></ul><ul><li>Recent filibuster a...
Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>Governor Antonio Mar ía Martínez orders Austin out of San Antonio </li></ul><ul><li>Enc...
Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>Bastrop convinces Governor  Martínez to allow Austin to stay in San Antonio </li></ul><...
Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>In the 1820s, Mexico needed a larger  population  if it was to maintain control of its ...
Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>Austin had been a loyal Spanish citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Colony would improve the econ...
Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>Governor  Martínez  agrees to urge his superiors to approve Austin’s plan </li></ul><ul...
Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>Health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 1821:  Receives word that colony was approved—...
Why Moses Austin Wanted to Start a Colony Why Spanish Officials Approved Austin’s Colony
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  1. 1. Chapter 8: Americans Settle in Texas Section 1: Moses Austin and Texas
  2. 2. Bellwork <ul><li>Identify some important events taking place around 1820 </li></ul>
  3. 3. Moses Austin's Texas Dream <ul><li>June 1798: Moses Austin moves to Missouri (a part of Spanish Louisiana) </li></ul>Moses Austin
  4. 4. Moses Austin's Texas Dream <ul><li>Mines lead </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes a Spanish citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Becomes wealthy and part owner of the Bank of St. Louis </li></ul>
  5. 5. Moses Austin's Texas Dream <ul><li>1819: US experiences a financial panic </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Panic —an economic crisis </li></ul>
  6. 6. Moses Austin's Texas Dream <ul><li>Panic of 1819 leads to a depression </li></ul><ul><li>Depression —period of low economic activity </li></ul>
  7. 7. Moses Austin's Texas Dream <ul><li>Many banks fail, including the Bank of St. Louis </li></ul><ul><li>Austin is financially ruined </li></ul>
  8. 8. Moses Austin's Texas Dream <ul><li>Austin had profited in Spanish lands before </li></ul><ul><li>Came up with plan to establish a colony of U.S. families in Texas; hoped to regain wealth </li></ul><ul><li>Sets out for Texas </li></ul>
  9. 9. Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>Moses visits his son, Stephen, in Arkansas </li></ul><ul><li>Son doubts his father, but gives him $50 and a horse </li></ul>Stephen F. Austin
  10. 10. Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>December 23, 1820: Moses arrives at San Antonio </li></ul><ul><li>Recent filibuster activity made the Spanish suspicious of Americans </li></ul>
  11. 11. Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>Governor Antonio Mar ía Martínez orders Austin out of San Antonio </li></ul><ul><li>Encounters Baron de Bastrop—an old friend </li></ul>
  12. 12. Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>Bastrop convinces Governor Martínez to allow Austin to stay in San Antonio </li></ul><ul><li>Bastrop agrees to help Austin with his efforts </li></ul>
  13. 13. Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>In the 1820s, Mexico needed a larger population if it was to maintain control of its territory </li></ul>
  14. 14. Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>Austin had been a loyal Spanish citizen </li></ul><ul><li>Colony would improve the economy and help protect the region from Indian attacks and U.S. invasion </li></ul>
  15. 15. Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>Governor Martínez agrees to urge his superiors to approve Austin’s plan </li></ul><ul><li>Austin returns home </li></ul><ul><li>Difficult journey </li></ul>
  16. 16. Moses Austin Goes to Texas <ul><li>Health problems </li></ul><ul><li>Spring 1821: Receives word that colony was approved—granted the right to settle 300 Catholic families from Louisiana </li></ul><ul><li>Became extremely ill and asks wife to write Stephen </li></ul>
  17. 17. Why Moses Austin Wanted to Start a Colony Why Spanish Officials Approved Austin’s Colony

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