12--A House Divided PPT

12--A House Divided PPT - 3/31/2009 A House Divided: The...

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3/31/2009 1 A House Divided: The Secession Crisis Texans’ experience with a diverse population of Comanche, Mexicans, and Americans, and their drive for independence, set in motion an expansion story with profound implications for the entire United States Santa Ana faced resistance from Sam Houston and Stephen Austin in their bid for Texas independence from Mexico
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3/31/2009 2 Col. Wm Travis, Jim Bowie, and David Crockett led the defense of the Alamo in 1836 Colonel Travis pled for aid for the Texans struggling to hold the Alamo mission When their efforts failed, the Revolution took up the cry “Remember the Alamo!” Sandwiched between Mexico and the US, Texas existed as an independent nation for nearly USA a decade, even negotiating with nations beyond the Americas
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3/31/2009 3 As a candidate, then as president, James Polk advocated annexing Texas, California, Oregon, and New Mexico Some states opposed the idea of annexing Texas into the US, but the republic became part of the United States in 1845 “54º 40’ or Fight!” Expansionists encouraged Polk to insist on a lO larger Oregon cession, but mutual diplomacy was better served at the 49 th parallel instead USA The US and Mexico, still separated by the Adams-Onis Treaty line, each idf b i vied for a bigger border: US to the Rio Grande River/Mexico to the Nueces River
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