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Reasons for the Annexation of Texas

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The Annexation of Texas was one of the most debatable


events in American history. The question at hand would, in either


which way chosen, deeply impact the United States for generations


to come. There was on one side a long list of reasons for why to not


allow annexation, but there was the same kind of list on the other


side for reasons to push forward for annexation. Some of these


reasons of both sides were slaves, war, manifest destiny, politics ,


and constitutional rights. Also the way Texas began in a way said that


they should be apart of the United States In the end there were more


important reasons for annex Texas into the union, than to leave


Texas the was she was.


From the early days of pioneers and settlers, thousands of


Americans began to move into what would become Texas. The


Mexican government was wanting to populate the Texas area to


increase the economy. For a long period of time the Mexican


government had placed many laws on the territory, but none that


were deeply inforced. Finally when a new dictatorship came into


power, they began to enforce the laws. Slavery among other issues


was the big problem with the American Settlers, which with in a few


years out numbered the Mexican population twice if not more in


Texas. The United States had been trying to purchase Texas and


other territories unsuccessfully. A movement began to stir in Texas


for revolution. The American Settlers were tired of Mexican


dictatorship and wanted the same freedoms they enjoyed back in


America. So with a little bit more influence from America a revolt was


formed. Eventually Texas would capture Santa Anna the Mexican


dictator and with independence for Texas. So a major reason for


Texas to be annexed into the United States was that the
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