Texas Statehood

How Texas Became a State

When Texas Became a State

On December 29, 1845, Texas became the 28th state of the U.S.

How Texas Became a State

The Process

The U.S started out very concerned about TX joining the U.S because TX had many debts to pay. If TX became a state, the U.S would have to take on the responsibility of paying the debts. Texas also allowed slavery. The U.S didn’t want another state that allowed slavery. But in the end they thought it would be a good idea because they didn’t want somebody else to take over Texas and fight against the United States.

The Opinions of Texas Annextion

Some Texans didn’t want TX to become a state because they were afraid they wouldn’t have slavery anymore. They wanted Texas to grow as a nation. Some people wanted TX to become a state because they wanted freedom and wanted safety from enemies. They didn’t want to get attacked by Mexico anymore.

United State's Opinion of Texas Annextion

U.S didn’t want to take on the responsibility of paying Texas' debts. They didn’t want another slave state.

Leaders of Texas and U.S at the Time

Anson Jones, the final president of the republic, knew that it was the right thing for TX to become a state. But, he didn’t want TX to become a state because he liked being president. James K. Polk, the U.S president at the time decided it was a good idea. J. Pinckney Henderson became the new governor of TX. Sam Houston and Thomas J. Rusk became Senators representing the Lone Star State in the U.S Senate.