Summary: The Annexation Of Texas

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Texas has gone through several events throughout the years in order to become part of one of the most powerful countries in the world, the United States. After having differences and rebellious acts against Mexico to become independent, Texas converted into an independent Republic on 1836 for a short amount of time. Once Texas gained its independence, the United States perceived an opportunity to expand the territory and annex Texas into the country. With the thought of expansion that the government of the United States had, many conflicts and complications with the U.S. citizens and Mexico arouse because of the possible annexation of Texas. Such conflicts included the controversy of the sectional balance, slavery, and complaints of the US …show more content…
The United States government was in interest of annexing Texas into the developing country because they believed that the country should expand beyond to western territories. After the Republic of Texas remained independent for 9 years, James K. Polk, at the time president of the United States, experienced the greatest opportunity of territorial expansion when he annexed Texas into the United States in 1845. Years before President Polk annexed Texas into the country, the U.S. tried to annex Texas during the presidency of Martin Van Burren . The annexation was unsuccessful since it was neglected by Van Burren when they experienced conflicts with Mexico giving threats of war against the United States. Other conflicts that President Van Burren viewed if he was to accept Texas into the country was the situation of free and slave states. The United States citizens were going to be against the idea of accepting a state that was economically composed of slavery as it would weaken the country’s economic flow. Yet in 1844, President John Tyler renegotiated the annexation with the Republic of Texas ending with a Treaty of Annexation. The Treaty of Annexation was passed on April 12, 1844, this treaty made Mexico and the United States lose the relation between them and accept the Texas Annexation. After all the conflicts with Mexico, Texas was annexed into the United …show more content…
The Missouri Compromise discussed the situation of slavery of the states; it prohibited slavery north of the parallel 36⁰30 of the country. California would enter the United States as a free state and Texas would enter as a slave state. When California entered as a free state, people worried about the economic profit they would lose without slaves, consequently they decided to extend the compromise. With the conflict of the slave states, Texas was being an economic threat to other states, since its economy was mainly based of slaves that support the cash crops they produced. Therefore, Texas had to abandon its claims of land north of the Missouri Compromise. In addition, Texas also had to abandon its claim on the New Mexico territory they were annexed with, having to proclaim a clear boundary between New Mexico and the new state of Texas. With the Compromise of 1850, the United States established the boundary between Texas and New

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