This section of the readings provide us with an interesting examination of the Spanish interest in its Northern Frontier. Menchaca retells the story of settlement in Texas, Arizona, and California. 1. Identify 2 key points in the readings and the film that assisted in your understanding 18th century colonial expansion. 2. Discuss the consequences of the Louisiana Purchase upon New Spain. 3. Explain some of the external influences of Mexican Independence. 4. Describe the main issues of the Mexican Independence movement. 5. Explain 3 factors of American Colonization in Texas.