LIFE in the SPANISH MISSIONS and PRESIDIOS. The Spanish Texans. Spanish colonists came to Texas… to escape cruel conditions on haciendas in New Spain driven to the area by droughts/natural disaster by an oppressive tax system with a dream to become wealthy trading w/French (ILLEGAL!)
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Spanish colonists came to Texas…
***All of these settlements—especially the missions and presidios—strengthened Spain’s claim on Texas.