4.2 History. The student understands the causes and effects of European exploration and colonization of Texas. The student is expected to:

4.2(A) summarize motivations for European exploration and settlement of Texas, including economic opportunity, competition, and the desire for expansion;

Standards: Supporting

4.2(B) identify the accomplishments and explain the impact of significant explorers, including Cabeza de Vaca; Francisco Coronado; and René Robert Cavelier, Sieur de la Salle, on the settlement of Texas;

Standards: Readiness Anchoring

4.2(C) explain when, where, and why the Spanish established settlements and Catholic missions in Texas as well as important individuals;

Standards: Supporting Anchoring

4.2(D) identify Texas' role in the Mexican War of Independence and the war's impact on the development of Texas; and

Standards: Supporting Anchoring

4.2(E) identify the accomplishments and explain the economic motivations and impact of significant empresarios, including Stephen F. Austin and Martín de León, on the settlement of Texas.

Standards: Readiness