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Background
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War for Independence
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Republic of Mexico
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PAGE FOUR: TEXAS in the REPUBLIC of MEXICO

Mexico 1824
University of Texas




    A. Read "The Adams-Onis Treaty" from PBS to answer the following questions:

    1. Who negotiated this treaty for the United States?
      • A.    John Adams.
        B.    John Quincy Adams.
        C.    John Adams-Onis.
        D.    John Quincy Adams-Onis.
        E.    None of the Above.

    2. Why was Spain willing to sign this treaty?
      • A.    It didn't want to give up California without compensation.
        B.    It didn't want to give up Florida without compensation.
        C.    It didn't want to give up Texas without compensation.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    A & C Above Only.

    3. According to the provisions of the treaty:
      • A.    A definite border between Spanish land and the Louisiana Territory.
        B.    The United States gave up its claims to Texas west of the Sabine River.
        C.    Spain retained possession to all of present-day California, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Arizona.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    A & C Above Only.

    4. How much time passed between the treaty negotiation and its ratification by the United States and Mexico?
      • A.    1 year.
        B.    12 years.
        C.    19 years.
        D.    31 years.
        E.    None of the Above.



    B. Read this biography of James Long and "Provisional Government Declares Texas Independence" from the Texas State Historical Association to answer the following questions:

    1. In which state was James Long born?
      • A.    Kentucky.
        B.    Mississippi.
        C.    Tennessee.
        D.    Texas.
        E.    Virginia.

    2. How old was James Long when he led a Natchez, Mississippi expedition to conquer Texas?
      • A.    19 years old.
        B.    24 years old.
        C.    26 years old.
        D.    29 years old.
        E.    None of the Above.

    3. The members of this expedition went to Texas because:
      • A.    They wanted to be recognized as empresarios.
        B.    They were outraged by the provisions of the Adams-Onís Treaty.
        B.    They wanted to help enforce the provisions of the Adams-Onís Treaty.
        D.    A & C Above Only.
        E.    None of the Above.

    4. On what date did James Long declare a provisional Texas government independent from Spain?
      • A.    June 23, 1819.
        B.    July 23, 1819.
        C.    November 23, 1819.
        D.    October 23, 1820.
        E.    None of the Above.

    5. What happened to the expedition?
      • A.    The expedition succeeded and Long became an early leader of the Republic of Texas.
        B.    The expedition succeeded, but Long was killed.
        C.    The expedition failed, but Long became an early leader of the Republic of Texas.
        D.    The expedition failed and Long was killed.
        E.    None of the Above.



    C. Use the first two paragraphs of "Mexican Government of Texas" from the Texas State Historical Association and this map from the University of Texas to answer the following questions:

    1. What year were the Mexican provinces of Texas and Coahuila united to form the state of Coahuila y Texas?
      • A.    1821.
        B.    1823.
        C.    1824.
        D.    1827.
        E.    1834.

    2. What name was given to the department that constituted the Texas portion of the state of Coahuila y Texas in 1824?
      • A.    Bexar.
        B.    Nacogdoches.
        C.    Saltillo.
        D.    San Antonio de Béxar.
        E.    None of the Above.

    3. What river ran through the Mexican state of Coahuila y Texas?
      • A.    Arkansas River.
        B.    Gila River.
        C.    Rio Grande River.
        D.    Sante Fe River.
        E.    None of the Above.

    4. Which of these Mexican states bordered Coahuila y Texas in 1824?
      • A.    Chihuahua.
        B.    Chiapas.
        C.    Durango.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    A & C Above Only.

    5. Which of the following were departments of Texas in 1831?
      • A.    Bexar.
        B.    Brazos.
        C.    Nacogdoches.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    A & C Above Only.



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War for Independence
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Republic of Mexico

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