Let Texas Into The United States
This website was made by Sunny Curtis
At the time of the Texas Revolution, most Texans and Americans assumed that the Republic of Texas would be annexed to the United States. To most people, it seemed only natural that Texas would become the latest territorial expansion to a United States that had already stretched from the East Coast to the Rocky Mountains!
Treaty Of 1844
The United States soon annexed Texas anyway, but through a joint resolution of Congress, which required only a bare majority of both houses rather than the 2/3 Senate majority needed to ratify treaties. Whether the United States could acquire new territory through a joint resolution was a question.
The Treaty failed because it missed 2/3 majority by just ONE vote!