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1845 10. President John Tyler signs Congressional resolution to annex Texas/ Texas Congress accepts U.S. offer of annexation 1847 11. After several battles, the United States occupies Mexico City in September. 1821 12. Santa Fe Trail is marked by United States. Read the two quotes below, then answer the questions. Read and compare the two primary source quotations from the debate concerning annexation of Texas. William Ellery Channing, pastor of the Federal Street Church in Boston, opposing annexation of Texas to Senator Henry Clay, 1887: “Having unfolded the argument against the annexation of Texas from the criminality of the revolt, I proceed to a second very solemn consideration, namely, that by this act our country will enter on a career of encroachment, war, and crime, and will merit and incur the punishment and woe of aggravated wrongdoing. The seizure of Texas will not stand alone. It will darken our future history. It will be linked by an iron necessity to long continued deeds of rapine and blood. Ages may not see the catastrophe of the tragedy, the first scene of which we are so ready to enact. It is strange that nations should be so much more rash than individuals; and this, in the face of experience which has been teaching from the beginning of society, that, of all precipitate and criminal deeds, those perpetrated by nations are the most fruitful of misery.”

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