Chapter 8 ‘Growing Tensions’ Guided Reading



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Chapter 8 ‘Growing Tensions’ Guided Reading

  • Sections with stars next to them should be highlighted – you will be tested on these events.

Small Revolt

The Republic of Fredonia (p.187-188)

1. Who did Benjamin & Haden make an alliance with in their rebellion? _____________________

2. How many armed settlers did Edwards lead? __________________________________________

3. Did Stephen F. Austin help Edwards in their rebellion? _________________________________

4. What did Stephen F. Austin do? _____________________________________________________

5. What was the end result of the Fredonian Revolt (rebellion)? ____________________________

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Inspection of Texas

Mier y Teran Investigates (p.188)

1. What did Mexican officials think that the Fredonian Revolt was? _________________________

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2. Who was Manuel de Meir y Teran? ___________________________________________________

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3. What were Teran’s observations of Texas? ____________________________________________

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4. According to Teran’s recommendations- If the Mexican government didn’t do something about Texas, what would happen? ______________________________________________________

5. What happened in 1829, dealing with slavery? _________________________________________

6. How did Anglo Americans feel about this decree? ______________________________________

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New Laws

The Law of April 6, 1830 (p.189)

1. What type of government passed the law? ____________________________________________

2. Where does this government think the power should be? _______________________________

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3. List 6 changes that the Law of April 6 1830 brought about to Texas.
















4. How will most Anglos feel about this law? ____________________________________________

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Protests!

Settlers Protest Anahuac (p.190-191)

1. Why did Colonel John Bradburn quarrel (argue) with colonists at Anahuac? ______________________

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2. What angered merchants in Texas? __________________________________________________________

3. What 2 people did Bradburn arrest?__________________________________________________________

4. What is a skirmish? ________________________________________________________________________

5. Where is Turtle Bayou? _____________________________________________________________________
Statements from the Colonist

Turtle Bayou Resolutions (p.191-192)

1. What date were the Turtle Bayou Resolutions written? __________________________________

2. The colonists declared their loyalty to ____________________. They denied that they were ________________ against ________________ authority. The colonists said they were supporting _______________________________________.

3. Who was Santa Anna leading a revolt against? _________________________________________

4. Why was Bustamante unpopular with the colonists? ____________________________________

5. What was the final result at Anahuac? ________________________________________________

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More Fighting

Clash at Velasco (p. 192)

1. When did the clash at Velasco take place? ________________________________________________

2. Why did they fight? ___________________________________________________________________

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3. Which side surrendered? _______________________________________________________________
Colonists Assemble

Conventions of 1832 & 1833 (p.192-193)

1. How many delegates assembled at San Felipe? ________________________________________________

2. Who was elected president of the convention? _________________________________________________

3. What 6 changes did the convention want to take place in Texas?


















4. Who was a new delegate at the Convention of 1833? ___________________________________________

5. Who was chosen to carry the resolutions to Mexico City? _______________________________________

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Austin Goes to Mexico City

Austin’s Mission is Stalled (p. 194-195)

1. What was Mexico City like when Stephen F. Austin arrived in 1833? _____________________________

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2. What did he encourage Texans to form? ______________________________________________________
Austin is Imprisoned and Released (p.195-196)

1. Although Santa Anna agreed to some of the reforms Austin requested, what request would he not grant Texas? ___________________________________________________________________

2. What happened to Austin when he went to Saltillo? ____________________________________

3. The Letter: What do you think the letter said? _________________________________________

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4. How long was he in prison? _________________________________________________________


Texans Call for a Consultation (p.197-198)

1. Where was the location of the Consultation? ___________________________________________



2. What was Santa Anna becoming? ____________________________________________________

3. What did Stephen F. Austin believe the people of Texas should do? ______________________


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