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Law of April 6, 1830 Chapter 9.1. Mier y Teran Report (1828) ▪ In 1828, the Mexican government sent General Manuel Mier y Teran to investigate conditions.

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1 Law of April 6, 1830 Chapter 9.1

2 Mier y Teran Report (1828) ▪ In 1828, the Mexican government sent General Manuel Mier y Teran to investigate conditions in Texas. ▪ He spent almost 1 year touring Texas & wrote a report of his findings.

3 Mier y Teran Report (1828) Mier y Teran reported the following findings: ▪ Anglo American colonists outnumbered Mexican settlers by 10 to 1. ▪ The influence of the U.S. was growing in Texas. ▪ Texas settlers ignored Mexico’s laws against slavery & trading with the U.S.

4 Mier y Teran Report (1828) ▪ Mier y Teran concluded that Mexico must gain control of Texas before it throws “the whole nation into revolution.”

5 Law of April 6, 1830 ▪ As a result of the Mier y Teran report, the Mexican government passed the Law of April 6, 1830 in an effort to control Texas colonists. ▪ First, this law outlawed immigration from the U.S. to Texas.

6 Law of April 6, 1830 ▪ Secondly, this law canceled all empresario land grants that had not been fulfilled. Anglo colonization of Texas was now illegal. ▪ However, the government encouraged Mexican & European settlers to move to Texas. They would even provide land & money for these settlers.

7 Law of April 6, 1830 Thirdly, this law stated that slaves could no longer be brought into Mexico. This would hurt Anglo Texans’ ability to develop the cotton industry.

8 Law of April 6, 1830 ▪ Fourthly, this law placed customs duties on all goods brought into Texas from the U.S. ▪ This would hurt the Anglo Texan economy by forcing them to pay more for U.S. supplies.

9 Tensions Over The Law ▪ Under the Mexican Constitution of 1824, the law’s provisions should have been decided by the state, not the national government.

10 Tensions Over The Law ▪ Many Mexicans felt that the national government had gone too far. Instead of solving the problem, the Law of April 6, 1830 caused the tensions between Texas & Mexico to grow stronger.


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