Chapter 9:  Life in Early Texas Section 1:  Texas Fever
Gone to Texas <ul><li>During the 1820s-30s the population of Texas surged </li></ul><ul><li>Some settlers from Europe and ...
Gone to Texas <ul><li>Most early settlers in Texas  were farmers from the  United States .  </li></ul>
Gone to Texas <ul><li>Pull factors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheap land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy payments </li></ul></ul>
Gone to Texas <ul><li>Push factors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Debts from the Panic of 1819 and resulting depression </li></ul>...
Gone to Texas <ul><li>Word spreads that Texas is a place filled with outlaws and undesirable people </li></ul>
Gone to Texas <ul><li>G.T.T. </li></ul><ul><li>Gone to Texas —a phrase that often meant that someone disappeared </li></ul>
The People of Texas <ul><li>By 1834 a Mexican official estimated that Texas population was 21,000: </li></ul><ul><li>15,00...
The People of Texas <ul><li>1834:  Tejano population was about 4,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Most lived around Nacogdoches or Sa...
The People of Texas <ul><li>Europeans:  primarily of British, German, French, or Italian background </li></ul><ul><li>Afri...
Getting to Texas and Choosing Land <ul><li>1835:  an estimated 1,000 settlers entering Texas each month </li></ul><ul><li>...
Getting to Texas and Choosing Land <ul><li>Flatboats —means of  transportation for many settlers </li></ul>
Getting to Texas and Choosing Land <ul><li>Usually settled around rivers and streams </li></ul><ul><li>Fertile soil and mi...
G.T.T. How They Traveled: Why U.S. Setters Came:
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  1. 1. Chapter 9: Life in Early Texas Section 1: Texas Fever
  2. 2. Gone to Texas <ul><li>During the 1820s-30s the population of Texas surged </li></ul><ul><li>Some settlers from Europe and other parts of Mexico </li></ul>
  3. 3. Gone to Texas <ul><li>Most early settlers in Texas were farmers from the United States . </li></ul>
  4. 4. Gone to Texas <ul><li>Pull factors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Cheap land </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Easy payments </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Gone to Texas <ul><li>Push factors: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Debts from the Panic of 1819 and resulting depression </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inability of U.S. officials to collect debts or get fugitives in Texas </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Gone to Texas <ul><li>Word spreads that Texas is a place filled with outlaws and undesirable people </li></ul>
  7. 7. Gone to Texas <ul><li>G.T.T. </li></ul><ul><li>Gone to Texas —a phrase that often meant that someone disappeared </li></ul>
  8. 8. The People of Texas <ul><li>By 1834 a Mexican official estimated that Texas population was 21,000: </li></ul><ul><li>15,000 from the U.S.—most were English, Irish, or Scottish ancestry </li></ul><ul><li>Squatters: people who do not legally own the land on which they live </li></ul>
  9. 9. The People of Texas <ul><li>1834: Tejano population was about 4,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Most lived around Nacogdoches or San Antonio </li></ul><ul><li>Most Tejanos welcome Americans—saw them as a boost to economy and protection against Indians </li></ul>
  10. 10. The People of Texas <ul><li>Europeans: primarily of British, German, French, or Italian background </li></ul><ul><li>African Americans </li></ul><ul><ul><li>2000 slave </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>150 free </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Getting to Texas and Choosing Land <ul><li>1835: an estimated 1,000 settlers entering Texas each month </li></ul><ul><li>Coming to Texas: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Wagon trains </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Horseback </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Walked </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Water </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. Getting to Texas and Choosing Land <ul><li>Flatboats —means of transportation for many settlers </li></ul>
  13. 13. Getting to Texas and Choosing Land <ul><li>Usually settled around rivers and streams </li></ul><ul><li>Fertile soil and mild climate attracted many U.S. settlers to the Gulf Coast Plain and Piney Woods </li></ul><ul><li>Avoided Apache & Comanche lands </li></ul>
  14. 14. G.T.T. How They Traveled: Why U.S. Setters Came:
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