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How did Texas get annexed into the United States?

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The process of Texas getting annexed by the United States is an interesting story. Many Americans moved to Texas when the Spanish wanted to more settlers in Texas around 1820. After Mexico got its independence from Spain, Texas was now part of Mexico. Eventually, relations deteriorated between the Texans and the Mexican government. When General Santa Anna ended the Mexican constitution, the Texans revolted for their independence from Mexico.

In the war with Mexico, Texas emerged victoriously. The Texans captured Santa Anna. In order to regain his freedom, Santa Anna had to require his army to retreat into what is now Mexican land. His troops crossed the Rio Grande River and went back into Mexico. Texas claimed it was now independent. The Texans wanted to join the United States right after becoming independent. However, this didn’t occur because northerners didn’t want another slave state in...

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