Monroe Doctrine: The U.S. declares it will not tolerate European interference in the
James K. Polk supports annexation of Texas and he is elected president.
Mexico’s new constitution outlaws slavery in all Mexican territories. American
settlers in Texas declare their independence from Mexico.
President John Tyler signs Congressional resolution to annex Texas/ Texas Congress
accepts U.S. offer of annexation
After several battles, the United States occupies Mexico City in September.
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