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    • Chapter 14: Texas Faces Foreign Challenges Section 3: The Last Years of the Republic
    • Thinking Question
      • Brainstorm arguments for and against the Republic of Texas pursuing annexation by the United States.
    • President Anson Jones Anson Jones Edward Burleson vs. Election of 1844
    • President Anson Jones
      • Anson Jones:
        • Served in Texas Congress
        • Secretary of State under Houston
        • Received support of Houston in election
      Anson Jones
    • President Anson Jones
      • Edward Burleson:
        • Disagreed with president on whether to attack Mexico
        • At odds with Houston
        • Received support of Lamar in election
      Edward Burleson
    • President Anson Jones
      • Jones wins election
      • Support of Houston very important to Anson Jones
      • Problems of Texas associated with Lamar
    • President Anson Jones
      • Jones inherits debt & economic problems
      • Houston tried to limit government spending
      • Jones continued policy of reduced spending
    • President Anson Jones
      • Jones sought peace with Texas Indians
      • As US annexation becomes more likely, value of Texas currency increases
      Republic of Texas Currency
    • Texans Debate Annexation
      • Most serious issue facing Anson administration was the question of annexation by the U.S.
      • Texans approved annexation after independence
      • US did not offer annexation
    • Texans Debate Annexation
      • Kept silent on issue
      • Texans frustrated
      • Wanted to keep options open
      Anson Jones
    • Texans Debate Annexation
      • 1845: few Texans interested in negotiating with Mexico for recognition
      • Texans debate issue
      • Anson Jones: last president of the Republic
    •