Apush Chapter 8 Summary

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Chapter eight starts After Thomas Jefferson purchased the Louisiana Territory, the size of the United States doubled. The U.S. now bordered Mexico, which had won its independence from Spain in the 1820s. In 1836, Texas broke off from Mexico and formed its own republic; in 1845, under the presidency of James Polk, and the U.S. brought Texas into the union, though the Mexican government continued to regard Texas as a part of Mexico. Polk was an expansionist president some would say although I think he just wanted as much as he could get so he ordered General Zachary Taylor(the future president of the United States) to provoke Mexican troops near the Rio Grande. Around the same time In 1846,
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