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

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