Chapter 12 The Republic of Texas Vocabulary Flashcard

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red backs
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Paper money issued by the Republic of Texas.
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ratify
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another word for approve
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administration
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This term refers to an official’s term of office.
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revenue
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government income
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charter
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A document which grants permission to operate.
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capitol
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A place where government officials meet.
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expenditures
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government spending
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cabinet
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A group of executive officials that assist the President.
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annexation
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The formal joining of one political region to another.
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Texas Rangers
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This group was created to keep the peace along the Texas frontier.
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homestead law
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This protected a family’s home and up to 50 acres from seizure for debts owed.
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consecutive terms
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When an official is elected to office two consecutive terms in a row.
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Treaties of Velasco
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These documents were signed on May 14, 1836 by David G Burnett and Santa Anna giving Texas its independence.
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balanced budget
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This is a budget in which spending does not exceed revenue (money coming in)
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Panic of 1837
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Financial crisis that led to an economic depression for The Republic of Texas.

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