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In 1836, Texas won it's independence from Mexico and became a separate republic from the United States. Texas remained a republic between 1836 to 1845 while politicians in Texas were taking up sides. The Nationalists wanted Texas to remain a republic which was led by Mirabeau Buonaparte Lamar (1798--1859). Lamar also wanted the expulsion of the Native Americans as well expanding to the Pacific Ocean. The other side, which included Sam Houston (March 2, 1793 -- July 26, 1863), wanted to annex with the United States, and to share the land with the Native Americans. Also, abolitionists did not want Texas to become a state since it would assuredly became a slave state. The Republicans delayed action of Texas getting statehood for the same reason. President Jackson also did not want the balance between slave states and free states to occur. Another party to this is Britain for they did not want Texas as another state since they saw a threat of the United States expanding westward and believed as well their trade with the Republic of Texas would cease. Mexico, in the meantime, has not recognized Texas as a Republic and started another war in 1842. They would soon retreat from San Antonio back into Mexico. Mexico would also would not accept Texas becoming a state either and threatened war as well. Another internal problem came about in Texas with the "Texas Archive War of 1851" when Sam Houston wanted to relocate the Texan archives from Austin to Houston to make Houston the capitol of the republic. Texan congress admonished Houston protecting Austin as it's capital in preparation of statehood. Under pressure from President Tyler, Congress finally adopted a bill to grant Texas statehood. On March 1, 1845, Tyler signed the bill that had stipulations attached that included the citizens the right to vote on whether to make it a free or slave state. The Texans voted for the latter. After the Compromise of 1850, Texas also forfeited land in return the US paid Texas 10 million dollars to settle its debts.

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It was a direct cause of the Mexican-American War.

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because slavery was legalized there and it would unbalance the senate

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They were worried about a war against Mexico

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Jackson feared that debate over the admission of Texas would ignite controversy about slavery

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Q: Why was the US reluctant to annex Texas in 1836?
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Why was the US reluctant annex texas?

They were afraid it would get them into a war with Mexico.


Why did the US wait until 1846 to annex Texas rather than immediately making it a state in 1836?

conflict over the balance of free and slave states


When did the US officially annex Texas?

At midnight


What state did the us get in 1836 from Mexico?

None, Texas became independent in 1836.


What was the name of the independent nation of Texas?

The Republic of Texas which existed from 1836 to 1846. It was only recoognized by the United States, France, Belgiium, Netherlands and the Republic of Yucatan. Texas became a US State on 29 December 1845.


What US president recognized Texas as its own republic?

John Tyler signed a treaty to annex Texas in April of 1844. Texas declared independence in 1836, but was not recognized as independent by the Mexican government. The US did not intervene when Mexico sent troops back into Texas. There was resistance to annexing Texas to the US because it allowed slavery.


How did Texas feature in two wars the US fought in?

In 1836, the Texan Army under Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at the Battle of San Jacinto, winning independence for Texas. During the Mexican-American War of the late 1840s, Mexico attempted to annex Texas. The Americans won the war and Texas remained a U.S. state.


How many years after texas became independent did the US annex texas?

Nine years later, Texas joined the Union.


Which of the following was a cause of the Mexican American war?

Congress voted to annex Texas


How did Texas feature in two wars in the us fought in the 1800s?

In 1836, the Texan Army under Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at the Battle of San Jacinto, winning independence for Texas. During the Mexican-American War of the late 1840s, Mexico attempted to annex Texas. The Americans won the war and Texas remained a U.S. state.


How did Texas feature in two wars the US fought in the 1800s?

In 1836, the Texan Army under Sam Houston defeated the Mexicans at the Battle of San Jacinto, winning independence for Texas. During the Mexican-American War of the late 1840s, Mexico attempted to annex Texas. The Americans won the war and Texas remained a U.S. state.


What is called the document used to annex texas to US in 1845?

document 21