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    • Chapter 14: Texas Faces Foreign Challenges Section 1: Foreign Recognition of Texas
    • Thinking Question
      • Why might a new nation want to establish relations with other nations?
    • Establishing Diplomatic Ties
      • Foreign Relations —official dealings with other nations
      • Texas most wanted Mexico to recognize its independence
    • Establishing Diplomatic Ties
      • Why recognition?
        • Mexico might then recognize independence
        • Immigration to Texas
        • Foreign trade & loans
        • Could lead to U.S. annexation
    • Establishing Diplomatic Ties
      • Annexation Issue:
        • War with Mexico
        • Slavery
      U.S. Flag 1837-1845
    • Establishing Diplomatic Ties
      • 1836: Andrew Jackson sends Henry Morfit to Texas
      • Submits a negative report
      • Jackson doubtful that Republic could survive
      Andrew Jackson
    • Establishing Diplomatic Ties
      • Republic's problems:
        • Population too small
        • Too much debt
        • Powerful enemy
    • Foreign Recognition
      • William H. Wharton sent to U.S.
      • Reports reach U.S. that Mexico is in chaos
      • U.S. recognizes Texas
      William H. Wharton
    • Foreign Recognition
      • Alc ée Louis La Branche —U.S. representative sent to Texas in 1837
      • Memucan Hunt sent to Washington D.C.
      Memucan Hunt
    • Foreign Recognition
      • Oct 1838: withdraw request for annexation
      • James Pinckney Henderson —Texas diplomat sent to Europe in 1837
      James Pinckney Henderson
    • Foreign Recognition
      • European nations wanted Texas to stay independent to prevent U.S. expansion
      • Sept 1837: France recognizes Texas
      French Legation
    • Foreign Recognition
      • Great Britain, Belgium, and the Netherlands recognize Texas
      • Mexico continues to refuse to recognize Texas
    • Foreign Recognition Why Important United States: Europe: Mexico: How Successful