Chapter 15:  Texas Joins the Union Section 1:  The Annexation of Texas
Bellwork <ul><li>What are some pros and cons of Texas remaining independent? </li></ul>
The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>1836:  Texans overwhelmingly approved annexation </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. divided regional...
The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>Northerners  against  annexation </li></ul><ul><li>Southerners  supported  annexation </...
The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>President John Tyler favored annexation </li></ul><ul><li>Influence of Great Britain </l...
The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>1844:  Tyler sends annexation treaty to U.S. Senate </li></ul><ul><li>Terms: </li></ul><...
The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>Annexation Issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>War with Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slav...
The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>Manifest Destiny —the belief that the United States was meant to spread across North Ame...
The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>Jane McManus Cazneau —writer whose columns helped turn northern opinion in favor of anne...
The Annexation Resolution U.S. Presidential Election of 1844 James K. Polk Democratic Party Henry Clay Whig Party vs.
The Annexation Resolution <ul><li>Major Issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas Annexation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manifest...
The Annexation Resolution <ul><li>James K. Polk —U.S. President who strongly supported annexation </li></ul>President Jame...
The Annexation Resolution <ul><li>John Tyler —U.S. president who asked Congress in 1845 for a joint resolution in favor of...
Texas Enters the United States   <ul><li>Annexation Resolution: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas enters as a state </li></ul></...
Texas Enters the United States   <ul><li>Annexation Resolution: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce public debt by  selling publi...
Texas Enters the United States <ul><li>Convention of 1845: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition by Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul>...
Texas Enters the United States <ul><li>Annexation  quickly approved </li></ul><ul><li>October 13, 1845:  Texas voters appr...
Texas becomes the 28 th  State!
U.S. leaders begin to worry about Great Britain’s influence in Texas Some Americans oppose adding a slave state or fear wa...
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  1. 1. Chapter 15: Texas Joins the Union Section 1: The Annexation of Texas
  2. 2. Bellwork <ul><li>What are some pros and cons of Texas remaining independent? </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>1836: Texans overwhelmingly approved annexation </li></ul><ul><li>U.S. divided regionally over slavery </li></ul>U.S. Flag 1837-1845
  4. 4. The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>Northerners against annexation </li></ul><ul><li>Southerners supported annexation </li></ul>
  5. 5. The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>President John Tyler favored annexation </li></ul><ul><li>Influence of Great Britain </li></ul>President John Tyler
  6. 6. The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>1844: Tyler sends annexation treaty to U.S. Senate </li></ul><ul><li>Terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas become a territory </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>U.S. pay Republic’s debt </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas give up public lands </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>Annexation Issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>War with Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Slavery </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Treaty rejected </li></ul>1844 Political Cartoon
  8. 8. The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>Manifest Destiny —the belief that the United States was meant to spread across North America </li></ul>
  9. 9. The Treaty to Annex Texas <ul><li>Jane McManus Cazneau —writer whose columns helped turn northern opinion in favor of annexation </li></ul>
  10. 10. The Annexation Resolution U.S. Presidential Election of 1844 James K. Polk Democratic Party Henry Clay Whig Party vs.
  11. 11. The Annexation Resolution <ul><li>Major Issues: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas Annexation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Manifest Destiny </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. The Annexation Resolution <ul><li>James K. Polk —U.S. President who strongly supported annexation </li></ul>President James K. Polk
  13. 13. The Annexation Resolution <ul><li>John Tyler —U.S. president who asked Congress in 1845 for a joint resolution in favor of annexing Texas </li></ul>President John Tyler
  14. 14. Texas Enters the United States <ul><li>Annexation Resolution: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Texas enters as a state </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep publics lands </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. Texas Enters the United States <ul><li>Annexation Resolution: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduce public debt by selling public lands </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Turn over public property </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. Texas Enters the United States <ul><li>Convention of 1845: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recognition by Mexico </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Annexation </li></ul></ul>Proclamation by President Anson Jones calling Convention of 1845
  17. 17. Texas Enters the United States <ul><li>Annexation quickly approved </li></ul><ul><li>October 13, 1845: Texas voters approve annexation </li></ul><ul><li>December 29, 1845: President Polk signs Texas Admission Act </li></ul>
  18. 18. Texas becomes the 28 th State!
  19. 19. U.S. leaders begin to worry about Great Britain’s influence in Texas Some Americans oppose adding a slave state or fear war with Mexico Many Americans support manifest destiny, or westward expansion Polk’s victory shows strong American approval for Texas Annexation Texas have strong U.S. ties and badly need U.S. military and monetary aid 1844: 1844: 1844: 1845: 1845: Dec. 29, 1845: Cause Effect

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