Mexico, President James Knoc Polk, President John Tyler, Republic Of Texas, Texas

December 29, 1845 – The Republic Of Texas Was Admitted As The 28th State

President John Tyler, had tried from 1844 to 1845 to have the Republic of Texas annexed to the United States. However, the proposal did not get sufficient votes in the U.S. senate due to concerns of the annexation potentially starting a war with Mexico.

Painting of President James Knox Polk.

When President James Knox Polk became president he supported the annexation of Texas and the proposal to purchase land from Mexico so that the United States could be expanded to the Pacific Ocean. On December 29, 1845, Texas was admitted as a state.

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