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TX History Ch 10.1


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TX History Ch 10.1

  1. 1. Texas History Chapter 10.1: Political Unrest in Texas
  2. 2. Bellwork <ul><li>How might you protest a law that you think is unfair? </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Fredonian Rebellion <ul><li>1825: Haden Edwards recieves a empresario contract </li></ul><ul><li>Permission to settle 800 families near Nacogdoches </li></ul>Haden Edwards
  4. 4. The Fredonian Rebellion <ul><li>People already living on site </li></ul><ul><li>Contract required him to respect property rights </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Fredonian Rebellion <ul><li>Required settlers to furnish titles </li></ul><ul><li>Edwards told he could not charge for new land titles </li></ul>Grave of Haden Edwards
  6. 6. The Fredonian Rebellion <ul><li>October 1826: Mexican government cancels Edward’s contract </li></ul><ul><li>Response: Benjamin Edwards declares part of East Texas to be an independent Republic </li></ul>
  7. 7. The Fredonian Rebellion <ul><li>Fredonian Republic </li></ul><ul><li>Benajmin Edwards, brother of Haden Edwards , was a leader of the rebellion </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Fredonian Rebellion <ul><li>Fredonian Rebellion: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>one of the earliest rebellions in Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>was over the issue of land titles </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Stephen F. Austin was against the Fredonian Rebellion </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Fredonian Rebellion <ul><li>Austin calls out the militia </li></ul><ul><li>Jan 1827: Fredonians flee when the Mexican army and a militia led by Stephen F. Austin approaches </li></ul>
  10. 10. Mier y Terán’s Report <ul><li>Fredonian Rebellion worried the Mexican government </li></ul><ul><li>Concerned it was a U.S. plot to acquire Texas </li></ul>
  11. 11. Mier y Terán’s Report <ul><li>General Manuel de Mier y Ter án sent to investigate </li></ul><ul><li>Concerned about the growing American influence, especially in East Texas </li></ul>General Manuel de Mier y Terán
  12. 12. Mier y Terán’s Report <ul><li>Wrote a report to Mexico’s president warning about the conditions in Texas </li></ul>
  13. 13. Mier y Terán’s Report <ul><li>Recommendations: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase trade between Texas & Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>More soldiers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encourage more European & Mexican settlement </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. The Law of April 6, 1830 <ul><li>Decree —official order </li></ul><ul><li>Vicente Guerrero —issued a decree ending slavery in Mexico </li></ul>President Vicente Guerrero
  15. 15. The Law of April 6, 1830 <ul><li>Law of April 6, 1830: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Banned US immigration to Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Banned import of slaves in to Texas </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Suspended unfilled empresario contracts </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. The Law of April 6, 1830 <ul><li>Law of April 6, 1830: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Instituted customs duties </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Customs Duties —taxes on imports </li></ul>
  17. 17. The Law of April 6, 1830 <ul><li>Law designed to stop further US immigration. </li></ul><ul><li>Stephen F. Austin’s reaction: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tried to continue supporting the Mexican government </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Encouraged settlers to obey the law. </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. Law of April 6, 1830 Mier y Teran Report Miery y Teran Investigation Fredonian Rebellion