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TX History Ch 14.3


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TX History Ch 14.3

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