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Mexican National Era

Quiz by Shatara Lister

Grade 7
Social Studies
Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS)

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113.19.b.1.A
113.19.b.2.E
113.19.b.2.D
113.19.b.11.B
113.19.b.2.F
113.19.b.1.C
113.19.b.21.C
113.19.b.21.B

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22 questions
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  • Q1
    Using what you know about eras in Texas History put the eras below in the correct chronological order. I. Age of Contact II. Spanish Colonial III. Natural Texas and its People IV. Mexican National
    I, II, III, IV
    II, IV, I, III
    III, I, II, IV
    IV, III, II, I
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    113.19.b.1.A
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  • Q2
    The list below describes expectations of settlers- • limited to 297 settlers • become Catholic • become citizens of their new country • have a good moral character
    in DeWitt’s colony.
    in Spanish Texas.
    in Austin’s colony.
    in Native American tribal lands.
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    113.19.b.2.E
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  • Q3
    What role did the Mexican Constitution of 1824 play in the development of Texas?
    It outlawed the Roman Catholic faith practiced by most of the colonists.
    It established the state of Coahuila y Texas that supported a democratic government
    It developed a dictatorship government that elected Santa Anna
    It banned slavery, which colonist needed for cotton production.
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    113.19.b.2.D
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  • Q4
    According to the document, from the Connecticut Herald, which of the following people would most likely have considered moving to Texas, why, and how did that influence the settlement of Texas?
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    Alexander Frederick is a skilled blacksmith with a thriving shop in Connecticut. He and his family live in a lovely home. His children attend school and his wife is active in their community. Quality free education became a significant reason people settled in Texas.
    John Smith is a farmer on a small farm in Connecticut that he shares with his brother. Their land is not very fertile and farming has been difficult. John wants to grow cotton and start a horse ranch. Farming and ranching became a significant reason for settlement in Texas.
    Lawrence Henry is a bank clerk in New York City. His life’s ambition is to run the biggest bank in the United States. He is well liked by his supervisors and has good prospects in the city. Banking became a significant reason many people settled in Texas.
    Harris Glenn is a thief. He makes his money by robbing banks and stagecoaches. Harris lives with a small band of men that usually commit crimes together. Texas became a safe haven for thieves and bandits during the Mexican National period in Texas.
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    113.19.b.11.B
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  • Q5
    Throughout Texas history, many different groups have had unique purposes and methods of settling Texas. The statements below best represent which of the following groups? • Sought good fertile land • Paid inexpensive prices for land • Frontier spirit • Land grants from Mexico • Settlers primarily from the United States
    Mexicans
    Spanish
    Anglos
    Native Americans
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    113.19.b.2.F
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  • Q6
    The information below describes- • Settlers couldn’t settle along the Gulf coast • Settlers couldn’t settle close to the US border • Settlers must take an oath of loyalty to Mexico • Settlers are exempt from taxes for 10 years • Settlers could pay off their land purchases over six years.
    merger of Texas y Coahuila as a state.
    the Constitution of 1824.
    the Colonization Laws of 1825.
    results of the Battle of Medina.
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    113.19.b.2.D
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  • Q7
    How did Stephen F. Austin and other empresarios affect the settlement of Texas?
    They created peace treaties that were signed with Plains Native Americans.
    They helped the Spanish government realize the need to abandon all missions except La Bahia and San Antonio.
    They increased the population of Texas by bringing immigrants to establish new colonies and towns.
    They caused settlers to rebel against the ruling Spanish government.
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    113.19.b.2.E
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  • Q8
    How is the year 1824 significant to the development of Texas?
    Mexico won its independence from Spanish rule.
    The first mission was established in east Texas.
    The Mexican federal Constitution was established.
    . Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla issued his “Grito de Delores”.
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    113.19.b.2.D
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  • Q9
    How is the year 1821 significant to the development of Texas?
    Mexico won its independence from Spanish rule.
    . Father Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla issued his “Grito de Delores”.
    The Mexican federal Constitution was established.
    The first mission was established in east Texas.
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    113.19.b.1.C
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  • Q10
    According to the map, most land grants were located in which region of Texas?
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    Mountains and Basins
    Coastal Plains
    North Central Plains
    Great Plains
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    113.19.b.21.C
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  • Q11
    Which of the following would be a reason that the population of Texas grew because of the immigration of Anglos to Texas?
    Migrants from Europe populated Texas in large numbers
    Indentured servants from Europe moved to Texas.
    Mexican settlers outnumbered Anglo setters in Texas.
    Enslaved African Americans were brought to Texas.
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    113.19.b.21.B
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  • Q12
    The Constitution of 1824 created the state of Coahuila and Texas. This merger of the two geographic regions eventually resulted in —
    increased conflicts with American Indian tribes
    the spread of slavery further into Mexico
    political tensions that divided the region
    an end to immigration to the region
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  • Q13
    Why were most Texas land grants located in east and central Texas?
    American Indian tribes had been pushed out of these areas.
    Land in west and northwest Texas was claimed by France.
    Mexican officials wanted to settle areas closest to the United States.
    It was a prime location for establishing plantations and ranches.
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  • Q14
    One major change that occurred in Texas society during the Mexican National Era includes —
    the establishment of Anglo settlements
    the introduction of cattle ranching
    the conversion of American Indian tribes
    the fighting of the American Revolution
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  • Q15
    Which of the following correctly lists the events in chronological order?
    Mexican Constitution of 1824 was drafted Mexico gained independence from Spain Empresarios were granted contracts Moses Austin was given permission to settle in Texas
    Empresarios were granted contracts Moses Austin was given permission to settle in Texas Mexican Constitution of 1824 was drafted Mexico gained independence from Spain
    Moses Austin was given permission to settle in Texas Empresarios were granted contracts Mexican Constitution of 1824 was drafted Mexico gained independence from Spain
    Moses Austin was given permission to settle in Texas Mexico gained independence from Spain Mexican Constitution of 1824 was drafted Empresarios were granted contracts
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  • Q16
    How did the State Colonization Law of 1825 contribute to the development of Texas?
    It granted Anglo settlers the right to establish schools.
    It transferred land from Mexican settlers to Anglo settlers.
    It allowed English to be spoken in schools in Texas.
    It continued the empresario system in Texas.
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  • Q17
    Which of the following is a contribution of Stephen F. Austin to the development of Texas?
    He established a mission at Galveston Bay.
    He helped draft the Mexican Constitution of 1824.
    He founded the first large Anglo colony in Texas.
    He explored the Rio Grande and West Texas.
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  • Q18
    Which successful Tejano rancher represented Texas at the Mexican Constitutional Convention, located land for the first Austin colony, and eventually supported Texas independence?
    Erasmo Seguín
    José Francisco Ruiz
    Lorenzo de Zavala
    Martín De León
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  • Q19
    While the Mexican Federal Constitution of 1824 created a representative government in Mexico, it specifically restricted the people’s right to —
    freely practice any religion
    own private property
    settle north of the Rio Grande River
    start small businesses
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  • Q20
    One way Mexican officials tried to maintain Mexican culture when issuing land grants to Anglo empresarios was by
    administering Spanish language tests to settlers
    requiring settlers to practice the Catholic religion
    introducing Spanish foods to the new settlers
    expecting Anglo settlers to wear Spanish clothing
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