MISSIONS AND PRESIDIOS OF TEXAS Under spain MISSIONS
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MISSIONS AND PRESIDIOS OF TEXAS (Under spain)
MISSIONS were built by Spain to establish control of what is now Texas and to spread Catholicism to the native population. (GOD, Gold, Glory) l PRESIDIOS were built by Spain to protect the Missions. People living in the Missions were religious officials such as fathers, monks. Native Texans also lived in the missions and were used as servants. l
Mission Corpus christi de la isleta 1682
l 1 st permanent European settlement in Texas. Missions and Presidios were a way to hold on to territory claimed by Spain.
l san francisco de los tejas 1690
1 st Spanish Mission built in East Texas. l After the failure of the mission, France’s St. Denis expressed interest in trading with the natives of Texas, as a result, Spain began building new missions in Texas. l
l 1718 San antonio de valero (alamo) 1718
l Built by Spain to be a half-way point between New Spain (what is now Mexico) and the missions of East Texas.
PRESIDIO SAN ANTONIO de BEXAR 1718
l Built by the Spanish to protect San Antonio de Valero. (Alamo)
l Towns were established by settlers who wanted a new life in New Spain (what is now Texas).
ENGLAND IS ALSO BUSY
l 1 st permanent English settlement in the New World. Established by England for profit. (GOLD)
l Plymouth, Massachussets was established by the Pilgrims who were seeking religious freedom in the New World. (GOD)