Was Texas Not Justified Dbq Essay

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The State of Texas was not justified in seceding from the United States because the United States (Union) gave Texas a chance to be a full slavery state, helped Texas economically and financially, and Texas could have used their geography and economy to support themselves and the United States. The United States (Union) gave Texas a chance to be a full-slavery state. Before Abraham Lincoln was elected president, he said that a country divided between slavery and free could not last and that the United States had to choose between either full slavery or fully free. (Document 7) After Texas heard this, they got a little nervous because Lincoln was known for being against slavery. After Lincoln got elected, the St ate of Texas got even more nervous and then seceded. (Document 8) Even though Lincon was known for being against slavery, there still was a chance that the people will vote for full slavery.If they had just waited for a while, they may have gotten what they wanted.. In addition to the United States giving Texas a chance to be full-slave, the …show more content…

Texas was still in debt from the days of the Republic of Texas. (Document 1) With the Compromise of 1850, the United States supported Texas both financially and economically by giving them $10 million to help pay off the debt. (Document 1) Also with the $10 million, the United States put the fugitive slave law, which made the Northerners return the slaves to their original masters. (Document 1) Some people, such as Harriet Beecher Stowe, did not support the fugitive slave law and she wrote a book about how the fugitive slave law was unjust and not fair. (Document 6) Even though the United States gave Texas so much to help them with their debt, they still decided to secede. In addition to the United States supporting Texas with their debt and economically, Texas could have used their geography and economy to support themselves and the United

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