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Chapter 15: Texas Joins the Union Section 1: The Annexation of Texas
Bellwork What are some pros and cons of Texas remaining independent?
The Treaty to Annex Texas 1836: Texans overwhelmingly approved annexation U.S. divided regionally over slavery U.S. Flag
The Treaty to Annex Texas Northerners against annexation Southerners supported annexation
The Treaty to Annex Texas President John Tyler favored annexation Influence of Great Britain President John Tyler
The Treaty to Annex Texas 1844: Tyler sends annexation treaty to U.S. Senate Terms: –Texas become a territory –U.S. pay Republics debt –Texas give up public lands
The Treaty to Annex Texas Annexation Issues: –War with Mexico –Slavery Treaty rejected 1844 Political Cartoon
The Treaty to Annex Texas Manifest Destinythe belief that the United States was meant to spread across North America
The Treaty to Annex Texas Jane McManus Cazneau writer whose columns helped turn northern opinion in favor of annexation
The Annexation Resolution U.S. Presidential Election of 1844 James K. Polk Democratic Party Henry Clay Whig Party vs.
The Annexation Resolution Major Issues: –Texas Annexation –Manifest Destiny
The Annexation Resolution James K. PolkU.S. President who strongly supported annexation President James K. Polk
The Annexation Resolution John Tyler U.S. president who asked Congress in 1845 for a joint resolution in favor of annexing Texas President John Tyler
Texas Enters the United States Annexation Resolution: –Texas enters as a state –Keep publics lands
Texas Enters the United States Annexation Resolution: –Reduce public debt by selling public lands –Turn over public property
Texas Enters the United States Convention of 1845: –Recognition by Mexico –Annexation Proclamation by President Anson Jones calling Convention of 1845
Texas Enters the United States Annexation quickly approved October 13, 1845: Texas voters approve annexation December 29, 1845: President Polk signs Texas Admission Act
Texas becomes the 28 th State!
U.S. leaders begin to worry about Great Britains influence in Texas Some Americans oppose adding a slave state or fear war with Mexico Many Americans support manifest destiny, or westward expansion Polks victory shows strong American approval for Texas Annexation Texas have strong U.S. ties and badly need U.S. military and monetary aid 1844: 1845: Dec. 29, 1845: CauseEffect