TX History Ch 8.4

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TX History Ch 8.4

  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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