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Why should someone support the annexation of Texas?  

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There were several reasons why people should have supported the annexation of Texas. For southerners, the annexation of Texas of was an easy decision. Texas would be a slave state since slavery existed in Texas. This would give the South another slave state. Southerners were concerned that more and more free states would be entering the Union in the future. The slave states were worried that they would eventually be outnumbered in Congress in the not too distant future. They were concerned this would cause problems in the future for the slave states.

While many northerners opposed the annexation of Texas because it was going to be a...

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