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  • 1. Chapter 9: Life in Early Texas Section 4: Government and Society
  • 2. Bellwork
    • Define “republic”
  • 3. Texas under Mexican Rule
    • 1824: Mexico became a republic and adopted a constitution.
  • 4. Texas under Mexican Rule
    • Stephen F. Austin: had advised the officials who had written the constitution
    • Erasmo Seguin: represented Texas at the constitutional assembly and helped write the document
  • 5. Texas under Mexican Rule
    • Most Texans supported the Constitution of 1824.
  • 6. Texas under Mexican Rule
    • Similarities to U.S. Constitution:
      • gave limited powers to the central government and broad local authority to the states
  • 7. Texas under Mexican Rule
    • Federalism —decentralized form of government
  • 8. Texas under Mexican Rule
    • Similarities to U.S. Constitution:
      • Three branches of government
      • President served as head of state
  • 9. Texas under Mexican Rule
    • Differences to U.S. Constitution:
      • State lawmakers, not citizens, elected the president
      • No separation of church and state or freedom of religion
    Roman Catholicism was the official religion of Mexico under the Constitution of 1824.
  • 10.  
  • 11. Texas under Mexican Rule
    • Constitution of 1824 united the provinces of Texas and Coahuila into a single state.
  • 12. Texas under Mexican Rule
    • Most Texans disliked the united of Texas and Coahuila:
      • They feared not having enough local control
      • The state’s capital, Saltillo, was far away
  • 13. Texas under Mexican Rule
    • Most U.S. settlers wanted local control over rights and freedoms--used to U.S. political tradition.
    • U.S. settlers often ignored or changed laws they disagreed with.
  • 14. Texas under Mexican Rule
    • Mexican official often paid no attention when U.S. settlers ignored their laws.
    • Local government became a mixture of Mexican and U.S. practices.
  • 15. The Issue of Slavery
    • Slavery divided U.S. settlers and the Mexican government
    • 1820s: Mexican & Coahuila y Texas governments passed laws restricting slavery
  • 16. The Issue of Slavery
    • Stephen F. Austin was in favor of bringing slaves to Texas .
    • Some slaveholders who wanted to emigrate to Texas in the 1820s were worried that Mexico might make slavery illegal.
  • 17. The Issue of Slavery
    • 1827: State constitution outlawed slavery
    • Jose Antonio Navarro helped pass a law allowing for contract labor—helped people get around the ban on slavery.
    • Tensions over slavery continued to increase as U.S. settlement increased.
  • 18. Mexican Constitution of 1824 Formed the state of Coahuila y Texas Gave states strong local control Roman Catholicism official religion Effects Effects Effects