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01/03/1845 US President John Tyler signs a resolution annexing the Republic of Texas

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#L30V1 The Annexation of Texas

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President Tyler signed the annexation bill, and on his last day in office, he forwarded the House version to Texas, offering immediate annexation. When Polk took office the next day, he encouraged Texas to accept the Tyler offer. Texas ratified the agreement with popular approval from Texans.
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    • Essentials 

    • Background information 

    • Jackson and Van Buren administrations 

    • Tyler administration 

    • Tyler-Texas treaty and the election of 1844 

    • Congressional debate over annexation 

    • Annexation and admittance 

    • Border disputes 

    • Joint resolution precedent and legacy: Hawaii