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What did Anglos do to tejanos?
Over time, anglos restricted tejanos’ access to voting and land, outnumbered them in government positions, and used police violence against them.
What was the biggest cause of conflict between Anglo settlers and the Mexican government?
Settlers went into conflict with the Mexican government because they were planters who brought slaves. Mexico had abolished slavery before and refused this practice. The settlers from the southern states of the US had agreed to obey Mexican Law and become Mexican citizens in exchange for free land in Texas.
What was the attitude of Anglos in Houston’s army toward Tejanos like Seguin?
Many Anglos distrusted the Tejanos—or simply coveted their land—and sought to remove them from the Texas territory. Seguín was eventually accused of aiding the Mexican government in trying to recapture Texas, and he was forced to flee with his family to Mexico in 1842.
Why did Anglos and Mexico both go to Texas?
Anglo-Americans were drawn by inexpensive land and believed annexation of Texas to the United States was likely and would improve the market for the land. Some settlers were fleeing debts and sought refuge in the Mexican colony, where they were safe from American creditors.
What did Mexico hope to gain from the Anglo settlement in Texas?
What did Mexico hope to gain from Anglo settlement in Texas? They hoped to prevent border violations by horse thieves and to protect the territory from Native American attacks.
Why did some Anglos not trust the Tejanos?
Tejanos are Spanish-speaking Texas settlers descended from the original Spanish settlers of Mexico. Some Anglo Texans were prejudiced against the Tejanos. They did not believe that the Tejanos were truly loyal to the United States, and they began discriminating against them after the U.S.-Mexican War.
Why were Texan settlers upset with the government in Mexico?
The reaction in many sections of Mexico, including Texas, was military resistance to the creation of what many citizens saw as an all-powerful government in the hands of a tyrannical Santa Anna. In Texas, war was originally waged in an attempt to restore the Constitution of 1824 and federalism.
Why did the Texans not like the Mexican government?
Texas became a breeding ground for distrust and differences between the US and Mexico. In an attempt to enforce control, the Mexican government tried to force the end of slavery in the region, impose taxes, and end immigration from the United States.
What stops Mexico’s success in controlling the settlers in Texas?
Engaged in civil war, the Mexican government struggled to maintain power in the region. After several skirmishes against Mexican soldiers, and a failed attempt to form a separate Mexican state, war seemed inevitable for the settlers.
Actions: The Anglos who had arrived in Texas were supposed to owe their allegiance to Mexico as naturalized Mexican citizens and follow Roman Catholicism. However, in truth, their loyalty still lay with the US and as they flourished in Texas, the US tried to annex Texas.