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Kris Seago
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Government/Political Science
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Full Course
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Academic Lower Division
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Austin Community College
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    Glossary: Introduction to Texas History and Politics

    alcalde: a Mexican ocial who often served as combined civil administrator, judge, and law enforcement ocer

    cash crop: a crop grown to sell rather than for the farmer's sole use.

    cotton boom: the huge increase in cotton production that occurred in the U.S. following the War of 1812.

    empresario: a person who brought new settlers to Texas in exchange for a grant of land

    individualistic political culture: the belief that government should limit its role to providing order in society so that citizens can pursue their economic self-interests.

    mestizo: people of mixed Indian and European ancestry

    moralistic political culture: the belief that government should be active in promoting the public good and that citizens should participate in politics and civic activities to ensure that good.

    Tejanos: Mexican residents of Texas

    traditionalistic political culture: the belief that government should be dominated by political elites and guided by tradition

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    Introduction to Texas History and Politics: Glossary. Authored by: John Osterman. License: CC BY: Attribution