The annexation of Texas was a hotly debated issue. It is one of the key turning points in both American and Texas History. What were the issues that were involved?
With this resource, students will read about the issues concerning annexation and complete Cartoon Notes. When students understand the pros and cons of annexation, they will write a debate concerning the issues.
This activity includes:
❤️5 pages of informational text (2 in favor, 2 opposed and 1 page on the result),
❤️2 different Cartoon Notes graphic organizers, and
❤️Handout for a written debate.
Please download the preview for images and a sample of the activity.
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4th Grade TEKS:
(3) History. The student understands the importance of the Texas Revolution, the Republic of Texas, and the annexation of Texas to the United States. The student is expected to:
(E) explain the events that led to the annexation of Texas to the United States, including the impact of the U.S.-Mexican War.
7th Grade TEKS:
(4) History. The student understands how individuals, events, and issues shaped the history of the Republic of Texas and early Texas statehood. The student is expected to:
(A) identify individuals, events, and issues during the administrations of Republic of Texas Presidents Houston, Lamar, and Jones,
(B) analyze the causes of and events leading to Texas annexation; and