Reasons For the Annexation of Texas

Powerful Essays
Reasons For the Annexation of Texas

The Annexation of Texas was one of the most debatable events in American history. The question at hand would deeply impact the United States for generations to come. There was on one side a long list of reasons for why to not allow annexation, but there was the same kind of list on the other side for reasons to push forward for annexation. Some of these reasons of both sides were slaves, war, manifest destiny, politics , and constitutional rights. Also the way Texas began in a way said that they should be apart of the United States In the end there were more important reasons for annex Texas into the union, than to leave Texas the was she was.

From the early days of pioneers and settlers, thousands of Americans began to move into what would become Texas. The Mexican government was wanting to populate the Texas area to increase the economy. For a long period of time the Mexican government had placed many laws on the territory, but none that were deeply inforced. Finally when a new dictatorship came into power, they began to enforce the laws. Slavery among other issues

was the big problem with the American Settlers, which with in a few years out numbered the Mexican population twice if not more in Texas. The United States had been trying to purchase Texas and other territories unsuccessfully. A movement began to stir in Texas

for revolution. The American Settlers were tired of Mexican dictatorship and wanted the same freedoms they enjoyed back in America. So with a little bit more influence from America a revolt was formed. Eventually Texas would capture Santa Anna the Mexican

dictator and with independence for Texas. So a major reason for Texas to be annexed into the United States was that the overwhelming majority of the population was former Americans.

From the very time of winning independence, annexation of Texas to the United States was at the top of the list of things to do.

But as soon as the Texas minister was sent to Washington to neglagate for an annexation, the Martin Van Buren administration told that the proposition could not be entertained. The reasons given were constitutional scruples and fear of war with Mexico.

The real reason behind Washington’s excuses was slavery.

From the very second the words of annexation of Texas hit the US borders anti-slavery activists were on the ball...

... middle of paper ...

... to brake apart into four other states. Thus creating four sovereign states out of one. Texas would

use that money to pay off its national debt and set up an educational fund. So in the end it was a great deal politically.

Even though there still were a few down sides, most of which would have came anyways. Though we will never know, that if Texas had not been annexed, if the Civil war would have still taken place.

But with the coarse of events that had happened prier to the annexation it would seem that the country was already headed into that direction. If so the Civil war may have still taken place even if Texas had not been annexed.

The great fear of a war with Mexico would have also inevitably have still have taken place. Manifest Destiny would have push for the war because it was the only way to get to the Pacific.

Therefore, it was for the greater good of United States of America to have proceeded in the coarse it chose, too annex The Republic of Texas into the union. For if Texas had not been admitted, not only would the boundaries of the United States be changed, but

the entire history, government, and the American way of life would have been altered.
Get Access