Why did john taylor want to annex texas?


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Troy Cowan Profile
Troy Cowan answered

In the 1800’s Mexico wanted to populate its northern territories
(Texas). It invited American’s to move to Mexico to populate the area now
called Texas. Many US citizens moved to Mexico taking their slaves with them.
This offended the Mexican conscious and when they could take slavery no more
they told the Texans to set their slaves free. The Texans refused and sought annexation
by the US.

The new president of the US, William Henry Harrison, was
opposed to slavery, but the vice president supported it. The pro-slavery forces
poisoned Harrison making vice president Tyler the new president. Tyler
supported the idea of making Texas a slave state and on March 1, President
Tyler signed the bill allowing Texas to be annexed.

Mexico didn’t like the US taking its land away from them and
the annexation led to war. One famous battle occurred at the Alamo. Today,
American school children are taught that the great freedom fighters at the Alamo
were fighting for freedom and independence from Mexico. They weren’t. They were
fighting to keep slavery.

Nice Guy Profile
Nice Guy answered
If you mean John Tyler, the 10th president of the USA, he was looking for a solid platform issue by which to forge a new political party (the Democratic Republicans, who eventually became the Republican party of Abraham Lincoln). As it happened, he was the first vice president to ascend to the presidency, a process fraught with much contention at the time. He also wished to make Texas annexation an issue for his re-election bid. The annexation, despite slavery-related concerns, became a reality during and after the transition to the succeeding administration of James K. Polk.


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