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  • Chapter 14: Texas Faces Foreign ChallengesSection 3: The Last Years of the Republic

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  • Thinking QuestionBrainstorm arguments for and against the Republic of Texas pursuing annexation by the United States.

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  • President Anson JonesAnson JonesEdward Burlesonvs.Election of 1844

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  • President Anson JonesAnson Jones:

    Served in Texas Congress

    Secretary of State under Houston

    Received support of Houston in election

    Anson Jones

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  • President Anson JonesEdward Burleson:

    Disagreed with president on whether to attack Mexico

    At odds with Houston

    Received support of Lamar in election

    Edward Burleson

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  • President Anson JonesJones wins election

    Support of Houston very important to Anson Jones

    Problems of Texas associated with Lamar

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  • President Anson JonesJones inherits debt & economic problems

    Houston tried to limit government spending

    Jones continued policy of reduced spending

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  • President Anson JonesJones sought peace with Texas Indians

    As US annexation becomes more likely, value of Texas currency increases

    Republic of Texas Currency

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  • Texans Debate AnnexationMost serious issue facing Anson administration was the question of annexation by the U.S.

    Texans approved annexation after independence

    US did not offer annexation

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  • Texans Debate Annexation

    Kept silent on issue

    Texans frustrated

    Wanted to keep options open

    Anson Jones

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  • Texans Debate Annexation1845: few Texans interested in negotiating with Mexico for recognition

    Texans debate issue

    Anson Jones: last president of the Republic

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