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Yvanna Saint-Fort US History AP pd.3/4 TR March 22, 2010 Manifest Destiny (1845) by John L. Sullivan: Questions 1. John L. Sullivan argues that the annexation of Texas is an inevitable course of action in Americas near future and that resistance should indefinitely come to an end. There is no reason for opposition to annexation because changes have already been put into motion as a means of recognizing common nationality and the majority of Texan population is comprised of American families and citizens, thus officially proclaiming the land as American territory. Texas must be annexed to the Union in order to combat European forces aiming overpower and out expand United States forces as a means of checking the Union’s manifest destiny and although Mexico claims Texas as theirs, it is on false pretense; Texas never officially belonged to Mexico. Sullivan continues on with the argument of slavery, stating that the institution is not an excuse to deny Texas annexation to the Union and that “slavery has nothing to do with it.” Westward expansion, beginning
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