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Martin de León
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Empresario Map
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    A. Research this entry from NationMaster to answer the following questions:

    1. According Mexico's 1824 Constitution, Coahuila y Tejas was:
      • A.    Established as a state of the United Mexican States.
        B.    Divided into 5 districts.
        C.    Divided into the Department of Coahuila and the Department of Tejas (Texas).
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.

    2. According Mexico's 1835 Constitutional Basis, Coahuila y Tejas was:
      • A.    Established as a state of the United Mexican States.
        B.    Divided into 5 districts.
        C.    Divided into the Department of Coahuila and the Department of Tejas (Texas).
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.



    B. Use this definition from the Texas Education Agency to answer the following question:

    1. According to this definition, Mexico was interested in colonizing Texas to:
      • A.    Increase the value of Texas for future sale to the United States.
        B.    Relieve the overcrowding in Mexico.
        C.    Move the Spanish culture and government into Texas.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    A & B Above Only.



    C. Use these resources from the Texas Education Agency, Texas A&M University and the Texas State Historical Association to answer the following questions:

    1. Empresarios were:
      • A.    American.
        B.    Mexican.
        C.    Spanish.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    A & B Above Only.

    2. Empresarios were:
      • A.    Explorers.
        B.    Governors.
        C.    Contracted land agents.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    A & B Above Only.

    3. The purpose of the empresarios was to:
      • A.    Explore Texas.
        B.    Colonize Texas.
        C.    Build armies and defend Texas.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    A & B Above Only.

    4. The empresarios included:
      • A.    Stephen F. Austin.
        B.    Martín De León.
        C.    Sam Houston.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    A & B Above Only.



    D. Research "Empresario Contracts in the Colonization of Texas 1825-1834," from Texas A&M University to answer the following questions:

    1. From 1825 to 1832, in which year were the fewest number of families contracted for settlement?
      • A.    1827.
        B.    1828.
        C.    1830.
        D.    1831.
        E.    1832.

    2. Who is the only empresario on this list to be granted three different contracts?
      • A.    John Cameron.
        B.    Joseph Vehlein.
        C.    Stephen J. Wilson.
        D.    Lorenzo de Zavala.
        E.    None of the Above.

    3. From 1825 to 1832, how many contracts were granted for 800 families?
      • A.    1 contract.
        B.    2 contracts.
        C.    3 contracts.
        D.    4 contracts.
        E.    None of the Above.

    4. From 1825 to 1832, how many contracts were granted for 600 families?
      • A.    1 contract.
        B.    2 contracts.
        C.    3 contracts.
        D.    4 contracts.
        E.    None of the Above.

    5. From 1825 to 1832, how many contracts were granted for 500 families?
      • A.    1 contract.
        B.    2 contracts.
        C.    3 contracts.
        D.    4 contracts.
        E.    None of the Above.

    6. From 1825 to 1832, how many contracts were granted for 400 families?
      • A.    1 contract.
        B.    2 contracts.
        C.    3 contracts.
        D.    4 contracts.
        E.    None of the Above.

    7. From 1825 to 1832, how many contracts were granted for 300 families?
      • A.    1 contract.
        B.    2 contracts.
        C.    3 contracts.
        D.    4 contracts.
        E.    None of the Above.

    8. From 1825 to 1832, how many contracts were granted for 200 families?
      • A.    1 contract.
        B.    2 contracts.
        C.    3 contracts.
        D.    4 contracts.
        E.    None of the Above.

    9. From 1825 to 1832, how many contracts were granted for 100 families?
      • A.    1 contract.
        B.    2 contracts.
        C.    3 contracts.
        D.    4 contracts.
        E.    None of the Above.

    10. From 1825 to 1832, a total of 23 contracts were granted for a total of how many families?
      • A.    7400 families.
        B.    7441 families.
        C.    7550 families.
        D.    7591 families.
        E.    None of the Above.



    E. Use this map from Texas A&M University to answer the following questions:

    1. According to this map, which area of Texas was settled by empresarios Joseph Vehlein, David G. Burnet and Lorenzo de Zavala?
      • A.    West.
        B.    Northwest.
        C.    Southwest.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.

    2. According to this map, which of these empresarios were granted land along the Gulf of Mexico?
      • A.    John Cameron.
        B.    Martin De León.
        C.    Benjamin R. Milam.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.



    F. Use this map from Texas A&M University to answer the following question:

    1. According to this map, which empresario was responsible for founding Gonzalez, Texas?
      • A.    Stephen F. Austin
        B.    Martin De León.
        C.    Green DeWitt.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.



    G. Use this article from Texas A&M University to answer the following question:

    1. According to the article, what mistake did Benjamin Milam make when he opened his ranch?
      • A.    He was in Arkansas, not Texas as he thought.
        B.    He was in Colorado, not Texas as he thought.
        C.    He was in Mexico, not Texas as he thought.
        D.    He was in Robertson's colony.
        E.    None of the Above.



    H. According to the National Association of Counties which of these empresarios have the same last name as that of a Texas county?

    1. Yes     No     Stephen F. Austin.
    2. Yes     No     J. C. Beales.
    3. Yes     No     David G. Burnet.
    4. Yes     No     John Cameron.
    5. Yes     No     Thomas J. Chambers.
    6. Yes     No     Green DeWitt.
    7. Yes     No     Juan Dominguez.
    8. Yes     No     Haden Edwards.
    9. Yes     No     Richard Exeter.
    10. Yes     No     Vicente Filisola.
    11. Yes     No     James Hewetson.
    12. Yes     No     Robert Leftwich.
    13. Yes     No     Benjamin Lovell.
    14. Yes     No     James McGloin.
    15. Yes     No     John McMullen.
    16. Yes     No     Benjamin R. Milam.
    17. Yes     No     Juan Antonio Padilla.
    18. Yes     No     John G. Purnell.
    19. Yes     No     James Power.
    20. Yes     No     Sterling Robertson.
    21. Yes     No     José Manuel Royuela.
    22. Yes     No     Frost Thorn.
    23. Yes     No     Joseph Vehlein.
    24. Yes     No     Arthur G. Wavell.
    25. Yes     No     Stephen J. Wilson.
    26. Yes     No     John L. Woodbury.
    27. Yes     No     Lorenzo de Zavala.


    I. Use the K-12 TLC Guide to Texas Empresarios to answer the following questions:

    1. Which of these Empresarios were born in Texas?
      • A.    John Cameron.
        B.    Green DeWitt.
        C.    Martin de León.
        D.    Lorenzo de Zavala.
        E.    None of the Above.

    2. Which of these Empresarios were born in Mexico?
      • A.    John Cameron.
        B.    Green DeWitt.
        C.    Martin de León.
        D.    Lorenzo de Zavala.
        E.    C & D Above Only.

    3. Which of these Empresarios were born in Scotland?
      • A.    John Cameron.
        B.    Green DeWitt.
        C.    Martin de León.
        D.    Lorenzo de Zavala.
        E.    C & D Above Only.

    4. Which of these Empresarios was born in Virginia on Aug 12, 1771?
      • A.    Stephen F. Austin.
        B.    Thomas Chambers.
        C.    Haden Edwards.
        D.    All of the Above.
        E.    None of the Above.



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