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									Mexican Doctrines in the
        Texas
  The Mexican Constitution of
            1824
 Mexico becomes an INDEPENDENT country, by defeating
  Spain in 1821.
 On October 4, 1824, Mexican Officials adopted the Federal
  Constitution of the United States of Mexico, or the
  Constitution of 1824
.
     The Mexican Constitution of
               1824
 Most Texans, Tejanos, and U.S settlers SUPPORTED the
  Constitution of 1824.
 The Constitution of 1824 is similar to the U.S Constitution.
  The similarities are as follows:
   1- It gave limited power to the central government,
    and broad local authority to the states.
   2- FEDERALISM- Distributes power between a
    central and regional governments.
   3- The Constitution of 1824 divided power among
  THREE branches of government.
   4- A President served as Head of State
The Mexican Constitution of
          1824
The Mexican Constitution of
          1824
       The Mexican Constitution of
                 1824

                        Central
                      Government




Legislative Branch   Executive Branch    Judicial Branch
   (Congress)          (President)      (Supreme Court)
     The Mexican Constitution of
               1824
          Differences in the Constitution of 1824
1- Mexico’s Lawmakers, NOT its citizens elected the
  President.
2- Mexico DID NOT separate church and State.
3- Mexico DID NOT have Freedom of Religion.
4- Catholicism was the Official Religion of Mexico.
5- Texas settlers disliked the unification of the Mexican
  Province of Coahuila and Texas as ONE Mexican State.
6-U.S settlers wanted local control over rights and
  freedoms. (Ex- Right to a trial by Jury)
7- In 1829, the Constitution made slavery ILLEGAL in
  Mexico.
The Law of April 6, 1830
        The Law of April 6, 1830
 The Mexican Government will take action in response to Mier y Teran’s
   report of East Texas and its U.S settlers.
 The Law of April 6, 1830 would be passed by the Mexican government.
   The laws are as follows:
1- It banned U.S immigration to Texas.
2- It was illegal for U.S settlers to bring in more slaves in Texas.
3- Ended the Empresario Contracts! Mexico encouraged more
   Mexicans and Catholic Europeans into Texas, instead of U.S
   settlers.
4- Mexico would impose CUSTOM DUTIES ( Taxes)
   on ALL U.S imports coming to Texas.
5- The Mexican government will station hundreds of more
   troops in Texas, to enforce these new laws.
   The Law of April 6, 1830
 Mexican officials hoped that the Law of April 6, 1830
  would strengthen Mexico’s control over Texas.

 It will anger many Tejanos and U.S settlers, because they
  felt it would hurt the growing Texas economy.

 This would lead to the beginning of events, that would
  bring conflict between Mexico and the Texas settlers.

								
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