Saturday, October 2, 2010

Stephen Austin

 Page 275-276

new regime in Mexico city concluded arrangement in 1823 for granting a huge tract of land to Stephen Austin with the understanding that he would bring Texas 300 american families. Specifically Immigrants of Roman Catholic faith and were to be Mexicanized ( neither were followed).  When Stephen Austin went to Mexico city in 1833 to negotiate differences with Mexican government, ( differences including slaves, immigration, and local rights), the dictator Santa Ana (vocab word)  put him in jail for 8 months.

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