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Unformatted text preview: Texas to look for a new life, some were trying to escape the law, and others were looking for a chance to get rich. Tensions increased between the Tejanos and Americans in 1830 because the Americans were used to governing themselves, few spoke the official language of Spanish, and were upset by the banning of slavery. The Tejanos believed that Americans acted to superior and wanted special privileges. They were unwilling to follow Mexican laws and to convert to Catholism. The Mexican government warned Texas to be careful. When they didnt listen, the Mexican government closed the state to future American immigrants, taxes were required for the first time, and to enforce the new laws, troops were sent to Texas....
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- Spring '11