Chapter 8:  Americans Settle in Texas Section 4:  The  Empresarios
 
Bellwork <ul><li>How did Austin’s colony affect immigration to Texas? </li></ul>
 
Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>Colonization Law of 1824 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowed each Mexican state to set up...
Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>1824:  State of Coahuila y Texas formed </li></ul>Coahuila y Texas Flag
Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>Tejanos wanted to see Texas grow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Settlers would improve the e...
Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>Tejanos wanted to see Texas grow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New settlements would raise ...
Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>1825:  State Colonization Law of 1825 enacted—opened Texas up to more immigration <...
Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>The  empresarios  made promises of cheap lands in order to attract settlers to Texa...
To which modern day occupation could the  empresarios  be compared? Real Estate Agents
Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>State Colonization Law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empresarios received 67,000 acres of l...
The Dewitt and de Le ón Colonies <ul><li>Green Dewitt’s colony: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1825:  receives grant to settle 400 ...
The Dewitt and de Le ón Colonies <ul><li>Green Dewitt:  made Gonzales the capital of his colony </li></ul>Green Dewitt
The Dewitt and de Le ón Colonies <ul><li>Martin de Le ón’s colony: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1824:  received permission to est...
The Dewitt and de Le ón Colonies <ul><li>Martin de Le ón:  brought primarily Mexican settlers to Texas </li></ul>Martin de...
Austin’s Contributions to Texas <ul><li>Mexican government granted 40+  empresario  contracts </li></ul><ul><li>1834:  21,...
Austin’s Contributions to Texas <ul><li>Austin:  most  important of the  empresarios </li></ul><ul><li>Brought more than 1...
Austin’s Contributions to Texas <ul><li>Stephen F. Austin: known today as the  Father of Texas </li></ul>Stephen F. Austin
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  1. 1. Chapter 8: Americans Settle in Texas Section 4: The Empresarios
  2. 3. Bellwork <ul><li>How did Austin’s colony affect immigration to Texas? </li></ul>
  3. 5. Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>Colonization Law of 1824 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Allowed each Mexican state to set up its own policies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Restricted new U.S. immigrants from settling near the nation’s borders or along the coast </li></ul></ul>
  4. 6. Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>1824: State of Coahuila y Texas formed </li></ul>Coahuila y Texas Flag
  5. 7. Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>Tejanos wanted to see Texas grow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Settlers would improve the economy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provide extra defense against the Indians </li></ul></ul>
  6. 8. Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>Tejanos wanted to see Texas grow </li></ul><ul><ul><li>New settlements would raise land values </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>New markets for Tejano merchants </li></ul></ul>
  7. 9. Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>1825: State Colonization Law of 1825 enacted—opened Texas up to more immigration </li></ul><ul><li>Empresarios —business people who promoted migration to Texas colonies </li></ul>
  8. 10. Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>The empresarios made promises of cheap lands in order to attract settlers to Texas. </li></ul>
  9. 11. To which modern day occupation could the empresarios be compared? Real Estate Agents
  10. 12. Mexico’s New Colonization Laws <ul><li>State Colonization Law </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Empresarios received 67,000 acres of land for every 200 families they brought to Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The head of each household could receive 4,428 acres for $30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No taxes for 10 years </li></ul></ul>
  11. 13. The Dewitt and de Le ón Colonies <ul><li>Green Dewitt’s colony: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1825: receives grant to settle 400 families in Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Located colony within the Gulf Coast Plain and the Post Oak Belt </li></ul></ul>
  12. 14. The Dewitt and de Le ón Colonies <ul><li>Green Dewitt: made Gonzales the capital of his colony </li></ul>Green Dewitt
  13. 15. The Dewitt and de Le ón Colonies <ul><li>Martin de Le ón’s colony: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1824: received permission to establish a colony along the lower Guadalupe River </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Main town was Victoria </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1834: 300+ people in settlement </li></ul></ul>
  14. 16. The Dewitt and de Le ón Colonies <ul><li>Martin de Le ón: brought primarily Mexican settlers to Texas </li></ul>Martin de León
  15. 17. Austin’s Contributions to Texas <ul><li>Mexican government granted 40+ empresario contracts </li></ul><ul><li>1834: 21,000+ settlers lived in Texas </li></ul>
  16. 18. Austin’s Contributions to Texas <ul><li>Austin: most important of the empresarios </li></ul><ul><li>Brought more than 1,500 families to Texas </li></ul>
  17. 19. Austin’s Contributions to Texas <ul><li>Stephen F. Austin: known today as the Father of Texas </li></ul>Stephen F. Austin

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