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Moses Austin
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Martin de León
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PAGE THREE: STEPHEN F. AUSTIN

Stephen F. Austin
Rosenberg-Richmond Area Chamber of Commerce




Research the following resources to answer the questions below:

  1. Where was Stephen F. Austin born?
    • A.    Connecticut.
      B.    Kentucky.
      C.    Missouri.
      D.    Virginia.
      E.    None of the Above.

  2. In which of the following states did Stephen F. Austin live or go to school?
    • A.    Connecticut.
      B.    Kentucky.
      C.    Missouri.
      D.    Virginia.
      E.    All of the Above.

  3. In which of the following states was Stephen F. Austin elected as a legislator?
    • A.    Connecticut.
      B.    Kentucky.
      C.    Missouri.
      D.    Virginia.
      E.    None of the Above.

  4. In which of the following states was Stephen F. Austin appointed to be a circuit judge?
    • A.    Connecticut.
      B.    Kentucky.
      C.    Missouri.
      D.    Virginia.
      E.    None of the Above.

  5. How did Stephen F. Austin acquire the grant to colonize northern Mexico?
    • A.    He bought the grant from the Spanish government.
      B.    He developed a partnership with his father Moses Austin.
      C.    The Spanish government allowed the grant to pass to him upon the death of his father.
      D.    All of the Above.
      E.    None of the Above.

  6. In 1821, Stephen F. Austin established his colony:
    • A.    Along the Brazos and Colorado rivers.
      B.    Along the Rio Grande River.
      C.    Along the Texas gulf coast.
      D.    Along the Pecos River.
      E.    None of the Above.

  7. Where did Stephen F. Austin go to promote his colony and encourage settlers to move into Texas?
    • A.    Mexico City.
      B.    New Orleans.
      C.    St. Louis.
      D.    All of the Above.
      E.    None of the Above.

  8. Why did Stephen F. Austin have to travel to Mexico City to negotiate a new law confirming his right to establish his colony?
    • A.    His colony had not been settled at the correct location.
      B.    Mexico won its independence from Spain and did not recognize the original grant.
      C.    His colony was growing and required more land.
      D.    All of the Above.
      E.    A & C Above Only.

  9. Stephen F. Austin is considered the Father of "Anglo-American Texas" because
    • A.    He established the first Anglo-American colony in the Tejas province of Mexico.
      B.    His son was responsible for settling Texas.
      C.    He helped settle 1,500 families in Texas.
      D.    All of the Above.
      E.    A & C Above Only.

  10. Who were the "Old Three Hundred"?
    • A.    They were the 300 eldest members of Stephen F. Austin's colony.
      B.    They were the first 297 families to settle in Stephen F. Austin's colony.
      C.    They were the first 300 descendents of Stephen F. Austin to live in Texas.
      D.    They were the first 300 colonies to be established in Texas.
      E.    None of the Above.

  11. Why was Stephen F. Austin opposed to Santa Anna?
    • A.    Santa Anna limited the freedom of the Texans.
      B.    Santa Anna taxed the Texans without representation.
      C.    Santa Anna took back most of the land granted for Stephen F. Austin's colony.
      D.    All of the Above.
      E.    A & B Above Only.

  12. Why did Stephen F. Austin spend time in Mexican prisons?
    • A.    He was accused of stealing land from the Mexican government.
      B.    He was accused of not fulfilling his promises to the Texas colonists.
      C.    He was accused of inciting insurrection among the Texas colonists.
      D.    All of the Above.
      E.    None of the Above.

  13. What position did Stephen F. Austin hold for the Republic of Texas?
    • A.    Secretary of State.
      B.    Vice President.
      C.    President.
      D.    All of the Above.
      E.    None of the Above.

  14. How old was Stephen F. Austin when he died?
    • A.    36 years old.
      B.    43 years old.
      C.    59 years old.
      D.    93 years old.
      E.    None of the Above.



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