Manifest Destiny / Texas Annexation
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The 19th century belief that Anglo-Americans moving west and taking more land was justified and inevitable.
In 1848, land that is now California, Nevada, Utah, parts of Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona.
Reason why Americans opposed the annexation of Texas
People did not want to pay for Texas' debt from the Texas Revolution.
Reason why Texans were in favor of the annexation of Texas
People wanted protection from the U.S. military from attack made by Mexico.
The act of adding to something larger.
President of Mexico who sent a declaration of war to Sam Houston in 1844
John Gast's "American Progress"
A reason people opposed the annexation of Texas to the United States of America
The year Texas was annexed into the United States.
James K. Polk
Sent U.S. troops to Texas to help protect against Mexican invasions.
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
A document to end fighting between the United States and Mexico. The terms of this treaty were for Mexico to give the land in the Mexican Cession to the United States, and the United States was to pay $15 million to Mexico.
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