Chapter 8:  Americans Settle in Texas Section 3:  The  Austin Colonies
Bellwork <ul><li>List the qualities of a good leader </li></ul>
Early Problems in Austin’s Colony <ul><li>August 1823:  Austin returns from Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Settlers discouraged ...
Early Problems in Austin’s Colony <ul><li>Problems: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drought had ruined crops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul>...
Early Problems in Austin’s Colony <ul><li>Established a headquarters near present-day La Grange </li></ul><ul><li>Establis...
The Old Three Hundred <ul><li>Fall 1824:  297 families and single men had received lands in colony </li></ul><ul><li>Calle...
The Old Three Hundred <ul><li>Old Three Hundred:   Austin’s first settlers </li></ul>
The Old Three Hundred <ul><li>The Old Three Hundred </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Came mostly from the southern US </li></ul></ul>...
The Old Three Hundred <ul><li>1825: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colony had over 1,790 people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More tha...
The Old Three Hundred <ul><li>Jane Long :  one of the Old Three Hundred; was a successful female plantation owner and slav...
San Felipe de Austin <ul><li>San Felipe de Austin :  capital of Austin’s first colony </li></ul>Replica of the home of Ste...
Austin’s Other Colonies <ul><li>Between 1825-1831 Austin acquired contracts for four more colonies </li></ul><ul><li>All o...
Austin’s Other Colonies <ul><li>Provided settlement for 100 families </li></ul><ul><li>Suffered frequent Indian attacks </...
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  1. 1. Chapter 8: Americans Settle in Texas Section 3: The Austin Colonies
  2. 2. Bellwork <ul><li>List the qualities of a good leader </li></ul>
  3. 3. Early Problems in Austin’s Colony <ul><li>August 1823: Austin returns from Mexico </li></ul><ul><li>Settlers discouraged </li></ul>A giant statue of Stephen F. Austin was started in April of 2004 to establish a tribute to the father of Texas, Stephen F. Austin.  The location is the north side of Highway 288 about a mile south of Highway 35.
  4. 4. Early Problems in Austin’s Colony <ul><li>Problems: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Drought had ruined crops </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resorted to eating wild game </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Indian attacks </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Early Problems in Austin’s Colony <ul><li>Established a headquarters near present-day La Grange </li></ul><ul><li>Established militias to defend against Indian attacks </li></ul>
  6. 6. The Old Three Hundred <ul><li>Fall 1824: 297 families and single men had received lands in colony </li></ul><ul><li>Called the “Old Three Hundred” </li></ul>Austin’s grave marker at the Texas State Cemetery
  7. 7. The Old Three Hundred <ul><li>Old Three Hundred: Austin’s first settlers </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Old Three Hundred <ul><li>The Old Three Hundred </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Came mostly from the southern US </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Mostly farmers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Many slaveholders </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Well educated </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Law-abiding </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. The Old Three Hundred <ul><li>1825: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Colony had over 1,790 people </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More than 400 were slaves </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. The Old Three Hundred <ul><li>Jane Long : one of the Old Three Hundred; was a successful female plantation owner and slaveholder </li></ul>Jane Long
  11. 11. San Felipe de Austin <ul><li>San Felipe de Austin : capital of Austin’s first colony </li></ul>Replica of the home of Stephen F. Austin, San Felipe, TX
  12. 12. Austin’s Other Colonies <ul><li>Between 1825-1831 Austin acquired contracts for four more colonies </li></ul><ul><li>All overlapped his first except one </li></ul><ul><li>Became known as Austin’s “Little Colony” </li></ul>Stephen F. Austin
  13. 13. Austin’s Other Colonies <ul><li>Provided settlement for 100 families </li></ul><ul><li>Suffered frequent Indian attacks </li></ul><ul><li>Bastrop : capital of Austin’s Little Colony </li></ul>

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