Texas Annexation

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Texas Annexation
Tiffany Calvert
HIST105-1302A-03

Abstract
This paper describes how America came to own the territory of Texas. The territory was obtained and there were many short-term and long-term consequences that came from the obtaining of this territory. These will be described as well.

Texas Annexation The United States did not start out as all 50 states united at first. They were all individual territories at first. There were many treaties and wars that led to the different territories being taken over and passed from form ownership to another. Sometimes there were territories that were taken back from previous owners. The United States obtained many territories over the years and Texas was one of the largest territories
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This has led to a constant tenseness between the United States and Mexico and their borders. Even today there is much tension between the two countries. There is a big problem with Mexicans trying to sneak over the border into the United States and people of the United States trying to take off into Mexico over the border and out of the United States jurisdiction. Many of the people fleeing to Mexico are wanted for a type of crime and are trying to evade the jurisdiction of the United States.
Another consequence of the war and the annexation of Texas was, “on August 8, 1846, Congressman David Wilmot introduced a rider to an appropriations bill that stipulated that “neither slavery nor involuntary servitude shall ever exist” in any territory acquired by the United States in the war against Mexico.” This provoked a political firestorm. The questions of whether slavery could expand throughout the United States continue to spread until the defeat of the Confederacy in 1865. (The Annexation of Texas,
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The United States keeps growing as the years pass. The United States’ growth has slowed down over the years but there is belief that there will always be the need for obtaining new territories throughout life and the wars will never cease. This may be an ongoing issue throughout life and there may never be any sort of relief or way to avoid it as the future becomes the present. The past has shown that the need and want for a territory for the gain of the country is and always will be a must and a necessity from then until time

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