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Texas History
Robben, Cast, Danby, Burrows
1st Semester Review
Chapter 1
1. The Llano Estacado and the Edwards Plateau are landforms in which region? The Great Plains
2. The Coastal Plain is set off from the western regions by a steep cliff called a(n) what? Escarpment
3. Which region has low and marshy land and includes the pine forests of the ‘Piney Woods’ ? The
Coastal Plains
4. Which region is known for Big Bend National Park ? The Mountains and Basins
5. Mountains, deserts, plateaus and plains are examples of ? Landforms
6. Ranching takes place in an area with lots of what? Grasslands
7. The plants and animals that live in an area naturally are a result of what? Climate
8. What types of things define a people’s culture? the beliefs and ideas they hold, the language they
speak and the customs they follow, and the styles of housing and clothing they use
9. Which region has rolling and hilly land with many mesas and buttes ? The North Central Plains
10.Geographers divide Texas into how many regions ? Four
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11.How did climate allow the first humans to come to the Americas from Asia? A cold climate lowered
ocean levels, creating a land bridge
12.From what Indian word did the name Texas originate ? and what tribe? Tay-yas, Caddo
13.These groups of Indians were of the ‘tallest’ of all Texas Indians. It is also believed that they practiced
‘ceremonial cannibalism’. Who were they ? Karankawas
14.Which tribe became expert horse riders, known as ‘warriors of the plains’, and were feared by other
tribes? Comanches
15.Which people traded well-made bows and pottery? Caddoes
16.Name three things the Comanches and Apaches used the buffalo for? Food, clothing, shelter
17.What Group introduced the Indians to horses ? Europeans(Spanish)
18.Which tribe lived in Northeast Texas ? Caddoes
Chapter 3
1. Identify the French empire in the Americas:P72, based in Canada
2. List 3 things Cabeza de Vaca wrote about in his book: P64-65, hints about the 7 cities of Gold, details about
the plants and animals of Texas, information about the Native Americans of Texas
3. How did Cabeza de Vaca get to Texas: P63-64 ended up in Texas due to the failed Narvaez expedition
4. Identify Cortes: P60/61 Defeated the Aztecs
5. Identify Pizarro: P60/61 Defeated the Incas
6. Identify the Reconquista: P57, about eight hundred years and ended in 1492
7. Identify the Llano Estacado: P68, the physical feature that Coronado crossed
8. List 3 goals of the Spanish in exploring the New World: P57,58, gain wealth, become more powerful than
Portugal, spread Christianity to China and India
9. How did Marcos de Niza contribute to the legend of the Seven Cities of Gold? P67, he said he had seen a
golden city
10. Which expedition produced a useful map of the Texas coast? P62, Alvarez de Pineda
11. What happened to La Salle’s colony? P74, It did not last
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Chapter 4
12. List 3 reasons why Native Americans came to missions: P86, have steady food supply, protection from
enemies, received gifts
13. How did the U.S. and New Spain become neighbors? P92, The US bought Louisiana from France
14. Define republic: a society where citizens elect representatives to make laws
15. List the filibusters from this chapter: P92-96, Gutierrez, Kemper, Magee, Nolan, Long
16. Why were soldiers unhappy at the presidios? P89, low pay
17. Define catechism: a set of questions and answers about Catholic beliefs
18. What was Los Adaes: P82, capital of East Texas
19. Define pirate: a person who steals from ships on the sea
20. Define cede: to give up formal ownership of something
21. Define presidio: Forts built around missions that offered safety from un-friendly Indians
22. Define peninsulares: Highest class in their society
23. When did Mexico win its independence? P99, 1821
24. Identify the Neutral Ground Agreement: P94, Achieve peace on the border of the US and Spanish Texas
25. What kind of work did Native Americans perform on the missions? P87, ranching, farming, craft work,
making soap and bricks
26. What happened to the 1st East Texas mission? P81, it was abandoned because of conflict with Indians
27. Define mission: a settlement set up in Indian Territory, ran by Spanish friars, and paid for by the Spanish
government
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28. What happened to Austin’s grant when Mexico won independence? P119, The new government accepted it
29. How did Mexico’s colonization laws attract settlers? P111-112, Offering land at low prices
30. What was the effect of Mexican independence on Texas? P119, Land became even cheaper and more
available than ever
31. What is one reason many Mexicans did not want to colonize Texas? P111, Feared attacks from Native
Americans
32. Identify Baron de Bastrop: P115, Helped Moses Austin win his empresario grant
33. Identify Pecan Point: P109-110, Settlement in Texas where a few American settlers lived
34. What happened when Moses Austin went to San Antonio in 1820? P115, He gained a contract as an
empresario
35. How did Fort St. Louis threaten the Spanish claim to Texas? P109, Mexican settlers in Texas were very
scarce
Chapter 6
36. List 3 parts of the Law of April 6, 1830: P138-39, ending most empresario contracts, ending immigration
from the U.S., charging a tax on imports from the U.S.
37. What did Mexico do about Texans who had slaves? P138, it allowed them to keep slaves even though
slavery was illegal
38. What Mexican commander was sent by Santa Anna to break up the state government? P149, Cos
39. What happened at Velasco? P143, fighting broke out following peace at Anahuac
40. Why did the government of Mexico put a tax on goods imported into Texas from the U.S.? P139, To
encourage Texans to buy goods from Mexico
41. What did Santa Anna do in 1834? P149, seized the Mexican government
42. Identify the Convention of 1833: P146, meeting in which it was decided to send Austin to Mexico City
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Chapter 7
43. Why did the Texans want to defend the Alamo? P167, It controlled an important road into Texas
44. How were the American and Texas Revolutions the same? P156-57, Both had goals that changed over time
45. What was the effect of the massacre at Goliad? P175, It convinced Texans that Santa Anna was brutal
46. Why was the Texans’ capture of Goliad important? P162, seized valuable supplies
47. Identify the Runaway Scrape: P175, Flight of Anglos away from Santa Anna’s army
48. Why is Gonzales called the “Lexington of the Texas Revolution”? P159, 1st battle in the Revolution
49. Define Anglo. White people that came to Texas from the United States
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50. What happened to Santa Anna after his capture? P200, He was eventually released
51. How did Houston know Santa Anna’s plans? P192, The Texans captured a messenger who carried the plans
52. Define renege: to back out of an agreement
53. Define dictator: a ruler with total power
54. When did Cos and his men join Santa Anna’s army? P193, the morning of the Battle of San Jacinto
55. What reasons did the Texas Declaration of Independence give for Texas to separate from Mexico? P182,
Mexico had not protected people’s rights, the justice system in Mexico was unfair, Texans were not given a
voice in their own government
56. Define ratify: the people approve something
57. Define skirmish: brief fight between two small groups of soldiers
58. What mistakes did Santa Anna make before San Jacinto? P192,193,
1. stayed at the Alamo for 12 days
2. split Army into 3 groups
3. camped behind the ridge
4. letting his soldiers take a siesta
59. Why did Houston want the Convention of 1836 to focus on forming a government? P181, forming a
government to direct the war
60. What kind of assistance did the Texans get from the U.S.? P199, money, men, supplies
61. List things Houston did before leading the Texas army: P187,
1. he lived among the Cherokees,
2. served in Congress
3. governor of Tennessee
4. fought in the War of 1812
62. Identify Washington-on-the-Brazos: P181, where the Convention of 1836 met
63. Define negotiate: to reach an agreement through compromise
Know the 12 MAIN Rivers of Texas name and location:
1. Rio Grande
3. Nueces
5. Guadalupe
7. Brazos
9. Angelina
11. Red
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2. Pecos
4. San Antonio
6. Colorado
8. Trinity
10. Sabine
12. Canadian
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