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SPINDLETOP
a major oil discovery in 1901 newa Beaumont that began the industrialization of Texas.
CREOLES
descendants of European immigrants to the Americas.
MESTIZOS
people of European and Native American descent.
THE VALLEY (OF THE RIO-GRANDE)
known for its production of citris fruits on the Texas side.
WINTER GARDEN
area of South Texas known for its vegetable production.
MAQUILADORA
a system of twin United States and Mexican manufacturing plants that share production and assembly of a product.
NAFTA
a treaty between Mexico, the United States, and Canada that calls for the gradual removal of tariffs and other trade restrictions.
BICULTURAL
the encompassing of two cultures.
BINATIONAL
belonging in two nations.
INTERNATIONALITY
a person having family and/or business in two or more nations.
OGALLALA AQUIFER
a major underground source of water for irrigation and human consumption in the Texas Panhandle.
LA REUNION
a failed French socialist colony. Its skilled and educated inhabitants benefited early Dallas.
METROPLEX
The Dallas-Fort Worth greater metropolitan area.
BLACK CODES
state laws passed after the Civil War that deprived freed slaves of rights and privileges.
E.J. DAVIS
a Texan and Radical Republican who had fought for the Union in the Civil War, was elected governor of Texas in an election fraught with irregularities.
PROHIBITIONIST
a member or supporter of the Prohibition Party, which advocated the outlawing of the produdction, distribution, and consumption of alcohol.
WOMAN SUFFRAGE
the right of women to vote.
KU KLUX KLAN
white supremacist organization that has existed in Texas since Reconstruction.
TIDELANDS
area that extended three leagues (about ten miles) off the Texas coast. This area became a political issue when oil was discovered and the United States contended that Texas's jurisdiction only extended for three miles, not three leagues.
HOUSE BILL 72
a 1984 education reform law.