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(4.2) History. The student understands the causes and effects of European exploration and colonization of Texas and North America.
The student is expected to:Related Handbook of Texas Online articles:
A: summarize motivations for European exploration and settlement of Texas, including economic opportunity, competition, and the desire for expansion;
B: identify the accomplishments and explain the impact of significant explorers, including Cabeza de Vaca; Francisco Coronado; and René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, on the settlement of Texas;
C: explain when, where, and why the Spanish established settlements and Catholic missions in Texas as well as important individuals such as José de Escandón;
D: identify Texas' role in the Mexican War of Independence and the war's impact on the development of Texas; and
E: identify the accomplishments and explain the economic motivations and impact of significant empresarios, including Stephen F. Austin and Martín de León, on the settlement of Texas.
 

Created by Marsha Crow, Great Oaks Elementary School, Round Rock ISD, July 2001, modified June 2011.

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