Anglo Texas. Filibuster. Acts without the permission of their country to support a revolution with the hope of financial, political or land gain. Empresario. An Agent who makes all arrangements to bring settlers to a colony Had to protect settlers upon arrival. Moses Austin.
Filibuster • Acts without the permission of their country to support a revolution with the hope of financial, political or land gain.
Empresario • An Agent who makes all arrangements to bring settlers to a colony • Had to protect settlers upon arrival
Moses Austin • Goal –settle families in TX - make money and pay off his debts • Obtained approval to start an Anglo-American colony in TX
Mexican Officials • Moses Austin traveled to San Antonio de Bexar seeking permission to carry out his plans • Denied grants due to past filibusters • Austin dies of pneumonia
Stephen F. Austin • Took up Dad’s plan • The “Old 300” = the first 300 families • 177 acres if they were farmers and 4,428 acres if they were ranchers • Colony plagued by drought and attacks from Karankawas • Some returned to the U.S. • Colony - prospered over time until TX Revolution
Colonization Law of 1825 • No taxes • Homestead rights – land or tools couldn’t be taken away to pay debts • Capital on west bank of Brazos river – called San Felipe de Austin • Austin = Father of Texas
Green DeWitt • Goal – to bring settlers to Texas • Founded a colony southwest of San Felipe de Austin
Martin de Leon • Goal – bring settlers to Texas from Mexico • Settled 200 families • Founded Victoria in 1824
1830 Texas • Anglo Texas population was about 20,000