Students will need to complete an exam based on the items below. You will need t

Students will need to complete an exam based on the items below. You will need to type up your
responses and submit them via Canvas is a Word or PDF document. Keep in mind that these will run
through Turnitin and any instances of plagiarism will be reported to the Dean of Students and academic
penalties will follow in accordance with the policies outlined in the Concourse Syllabus. Keep in mind
that all information needs to be presented in your own words and on your own terms. I strongly
encourage you to read the “Preparing for Exams: Helpful Advice” document before completing your
exam. There is also a provided template that may help you organize your information before
completing this assignment. Please feel free to use it as you see fit. If you have any questions, please
let me know in advance before completing your exam.
Identification/Significance (10 Points Each)
Select six of the following terms to discuss as part of your exam. Remember, it is important to identify
the term as well as discuss its significance to the overall arc of Texas history. Remember, it is important
to be thorough and illustrate your full understanding of each of the items you choose.
Be sure to thoroughly relate these items to Texas History.
Cabeza de Vaca
Coronado Expedition
La Salle
Alonso de Leon
Mission San Francisco de los Tejas
Louis Saint-Denis
El Camino Real
Philip Nolan
Adams-Onis Treaty
Moses Austin
Mier y Terán
William Barrett Travis
Essay (40 Points)
Select one of the following prompts and write an essay as part of your exam. Remember, it is important
to be thorough in your work and really illustrate what you have learned, know, and understand about
the topic.
What cultural traits distinguish the major Texas Native Americans from one another at the moment of
first contact with European explorers. Include at least three major groups in the essay response.
What impact, culturally and ecologically, did the Spanish have on indigenous Texans in the 16th and 17th
century? Be sure to be thorough in your response.
What concerns led to increased Spanish colonization and missionary activity in the period from
16901710 and what efforts did Spain undertake to secure Texas? Be sure to be thorough in your
response.
Explain the political and social issues which led to revolutionary independence struggles in Mexico,
including Texas, in the 1810s and 1820s. Be thorough in your response.
Explain the political grievances of Anglo-Americans in Mexican Texas from 1830 to 1835.

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