How Did Slavery Play In The Annexation Of Texas Dbq

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During the early to mid 1800’s there was a high feeling throughout the nation of manifest destiny. It is often debated that slavery was one of the main causes of opposition, or that the other causes were just as important. Back then it was the main discussion and debate. Even though slavery played a major role in the annexation of Texas, it was not the only big idea or concern. My first point to cover is (Document B) the letter to Henry Clay, where Reverend William Channing states he believes annexing Texas would be adding another slave state to the south. " By annexing Texas, we shall not only create [slavery] where it does not exist, but breathe new life into it …" Looking into (Document C) we can also see a pro-slavery opinion from Sen.

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