The Impending Crisis. Chapter 13. Missouri Compromise. Westward Expansion complicated the issue of slavery Missouri Compromise Line drawn across the Louisiana Purchase. North of the line was ant-slavery, South of the line had slavery The compromise failed to answer the questions of the West.
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Mexico controlled Texas until 1830’s
US tried to buy Texas
Mexico encouraged Americans to immigrate to Texas
1826 Texas tries to succeed from Mexico forming their own country called Fredonia
Mexico bans American immigration but by 1835, 30,000 American’s live in Texas
Americans in Texas wanted to legalize slavery (Mexico had outlawed slavery years earlier)
1830 General Antonio Lopez de Santa Anna takes control of the Mexican government and begins to push Americans out of Texas
Battle of the Alamo—Santa Anna uses force to push Americans out.
Sam Houston, at the battle of San Jacinto defeated Mexican Army and captures Santa Anna
Mexico sings treaty granted Texas independence
Texans want to be ANNEXED by the US but Northerners don’t want another slave state and many feared Texas would split the Union
Texas is its own country for a while
Territory includes Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Wyoming
US and Britain fight over sovereignty of the territory
Protestant Evangelists move to the territory to spread Christianity to the Native Americans and fight French Catholic expansion into the territory from Canada
Thousands of white settlers head out on the Oregon Trail
They bring with them measles which devastates the Indian population