APUSH P5: Territorial and Economic Expansion


US Migration

1820 - 1830

•interest in TX + oregon territory
•migration to these lands during this time

TX won independence from spain


•hoped to attract settlers to farm its land
•stephen austin brought 300 families to TX; started a steady migration of US settlers into TX

Problems in TX


•MEX outlawed slavery
• required all immigrants to convert to catholicism
• americans refused to obey ➡ MEX closed TX to any additional US immigrants
•Americans refused to obey the land prohibition

US outnumbered mexicans 3:1


General Antonio Lopez de Santa Ana


• declared himself dictator of MEX
• abolished the nations federal system of gov

Sam houston


• Gen Antonio lopez tried to enforce MEX law in TX ➡ Sam houstn revolted and declared TX to be an independent republic