Annexation

Annexation

Sam Houston’s Front Porch with your host, Ed Blackburn

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Once separated from Mexico, political issues in the United States kept Texas from becoming a state, forcing it to govern itself as an independent republic.  Additionally, many in Texas wanted the new country to expand to the Pacific Ocean and become a rival to the United States.  Sam Houston maneuvered Texas into statehood and went on to serve as one of its first two U.S. senators, and later its governor....
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Once separated from Mexico, political issues in the United States kept Texas from becoming a state, forcing it to govern itself as an independent republic.  Additionally, many in Texas wanted the new country to expand to the Pacific Ocean and become a rival to the United States.  Sam Houston maneuvered Texas into statehood and went on to serve as one of its first two U.S. senators, and later its governor....
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