Why did Texas become a state?

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Why did Texas become a state?

Texan Revolution:

Texas was a territory of Mexico until 1836 when the residents staged an open rebellion against Mexican President Santa Anna. The Texans were able to win their independence at the Battle of San Jacinto where Santa Anna was captured and forced to sign the Treaties of Velasco establishing the Republic of Texas. Despite the treaty, the territory of Texas was still disputed by Mexico after the hostilities ceased.

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Texas became a state as part of James Polk's expansionist vision for America in 1845.

James Polk was the 11th U.S. president who sought to expand...

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President James K. Polk's Accomplishments in the Lower 48 States

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United States President James K Polk served as president during the Mexican-American War. Learn about the 49th parallel, the war with Mexico, the Treaty of Guadalupe, and how they expanded the boundaries of the United States.


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