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Chapter 9: Life in Early Texas
   Section 1: Texas Fever
Gone to Texas

• During the 1820s-30s the
  population of Texas surged

• Some settlers from
  Europe and other parts of
 ...
Gone to Texas

•Most early settlers
   in Texas were
 farmers from the
  United States.
Gone to Texas

• Pull factors:

 –Cheap land

 –Easy payments
Gone to Texas
• Push factors:

 – Debts from the Panic of 1819 and
   resulting depression

 – Inability of U.S. officials...
Gone to Texas
• Word spreads
  that Texas is a
  place filled with
  outlaws and
  undesirable
  people
Gone to Texas


    G.T.T.
• Gone to Texas—a phrase
  that often meant that
  someone disappeared
The People of Texas
• By 1834 a Mexican official estimated
  that Texas population was 21,000:

• 15,000 from the U.S.—mos...
The People of Texas
• 1834: Tejano population was about
  4,000

• Most lived around Nacogdoches or
  San Antonio

• Most ...
The People of Texas
• Europeans: primarily of British,
  German, French, or Italian
  background

• African Americans
 – 2...
Getting to Texas and Choosing Land


• 1835: an estimated 1,000 settlers
  entering Texas each month

• Coming to Texas:
 ...
Getting to Texas and Choosing Land




    • Flatboats—means of
transportation for many settlers
Getting to Texas and Choosing Land


• Usually settled around rivers and
  streams

• Fertile soil and mild climate
  attr...
Why U.S. Setters Came:   How They Traveled:




    G. T. T.
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  1. 1. Chapter 9: Life in Early Texas Section 1: Texas Fever
  2. 2. Gone to Texas • During the 1820s-30s the population of Texas surged • Some settlers from Europe and other parts of Mexico
  3. 3. Gone to Texas •Most early settlers in Texas were farmers from the United States.
  4. 4. Gone to Texas • Pull factors: –Cheap land –Easy payments
  5. 5. Gone to Texas • Push factors: – Debts from the Panic of 1819 and resulting depression – Inability of U.S. officials to collect debts or get fugitives in Texas
  6. 6. Gone to Texas • Word spreads that Texas is a place filled with outlaws and undesirable people
  7. 7. Gone to Texas G.T.T. • Gone to Texas—a phrase that often meant that someone disappeared
  8. 8. The People of Texas • By 1834 a Mexican official estimated that Texas population was 21,000: • 15,000 from the U.S.—most were English, Irish, or Scottish ancestry • Squatters: people who do not legally own the land on which they live
  9. 9. The People of Texas • 1834: Tejano population was about 4,000 • Most lived around Nacogdoches or San Antonio • Most Tejanos welcome Americans— saw them as a boost to economy and protection against Indians
  10. 10. The People of Texas • Europeans: primarily of British, German, French, or Italian background • African Americans – 2000 slave – 150 free
  11. 11. Getting to Texas and Choosing Land • 1835: an estimated 1,000 settlers entering Texas each month • Coming to Texas: – Wagon trains – Horseback – Walked – Water
  12. 12. Getting to Texas and Choosing Land • Flatboats—means of transportation for many settlers
  13. 13. Getting to Texas and Choosing Land • Usually settled around rivers and streams • Fertile soil and mild climate attracted many U.S. settlers to the Gulf Coast Plain and Piney Woods • Avoided Apache & Comanche lands
  14. 14. Why U.S. Setters Came: How They Traveled: G. T. T.

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