Annexation of Texas/ Election of 1844

Annexation of Texas/ Election of 1844

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  • The annexation of Texas was largely questioned in the presidential election of 1844.
  • Vote for me!
  • I am James K Polk of Tennessee
  • I'm Henry Clay 
  • Expansionist Democrats desired to fulfill their Manifest Destiny.
  • I want Texas! It's my duty!
  • Polk, Slavery, and Texas, or Clay, Union, and Liberty
  • I'm a Whig!
  • Texas would represent another slave state, causing the North and South to disagree. 
  • I'm from the South and I want another slave state!
  • Texas was admitted to the Union on December 29th, 1845 as a slave state
  • The annexation of Texas lead to the Mexican American War in 1846-1848.
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