EARLY STATEHOOD

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EARLY STATEHOOD
UNIT 7
EARLY STATEHOOD AND ANNEXATION
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THE ERA OF EARLY STATEHOOD IN TEXAS WAS CONSIDERED THE ERA OF
DEFINING BORDERS AND INCREASING THE POPULATION OF TEXAS
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ONE OF THE MAIN REASONS WHY THE UNITED STATES DID NOT WANT TO
ANNEX TEXAS IN 1837 WAS THE ANNEXATION WOULD LIKELY START A WAR
WITH MEXICO.
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ON THE OTHER HAND THE MOST OF THE TEXANS FAVOR ANNEXATION TO
THE UNITED STATES BECAUSE IT WOULD ELIMINATE DEBT OF THE REPUBLIC.
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THE MOTIVATION PRESIDENT POLK HAD TO ADMITTING TEXAS INTO THE
UNION WAS HIS BELIEF IN MANIFEST DESTINY.
EARLY STATEHOOD AND ANNEXATION
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THE VOTE FOR AND AGAINST THE 1845 ANNEXATION OF TEXAS WAS MOST
LIKELY INFLUENCED THE VOTING PATTERN BASED ON THE EXPANSION OF
SLAVERY.
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SLAVE OWNERSHIP IN TEXAS OCCURRED MAINLY IN THE SOUTHERN AND
EASTERN PARTS OF TEXAS.
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THE TWO IMPORTANT CITES IN TEXAS DURING THE TIME OF STATEHOOD
WAS HOUSTON AND GALVESTON.
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THE GERMAN IMMIGRANTS MOSTLY SETTLED IN THE SOUTHERN PART OF
TEXAS.
MEXICAN WAR /
TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO
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THE EVENTS OF THE MEXICAN WAR WERE: SHOTS FIRED BY BOTH SIDES
NORTH OF THE RIO GRANDE, THE UNITED STATES DECLARES WAR ON
MEXICO, THOUSANDS OF TEXAN VOLUNTEERS SERVED DURING THE WAR
AND GENERAL ZACHARY TAYLOR DEFEATED SANTA ANNA.
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THE CAUSE OF THE MEXICAN WAR WAS THE DISPUTED BORDER BETWEEN
TEXAS/US AND MEXICO. THE EFFECT OF THE WAR WAS THE RIO GRANDE
BECOMES THE OFFICAL BORDER.
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THE OUTCOME OF THE TREATY OF GUADALUPE HIDALGO WAS TO END THE
MEXICAN WAR AND THE TERRITORY WEST OF NEW MEXICO TO CALIFORNIA.
TEXAS-NEW MEXICO BOUNDRY ACT
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AWARDED $10 MILLION TO TEXAS FOR TERRITORIES.
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DETERMINED THE WESTERN BOUNDARY OF TEXAS.
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REQUIRED SOME TEXAS TERRITORY BE GIVEN UP.
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IT DID NOT ABOLISH SLAVERY WITHIN THE TEXAS BORDERS.
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