In 1837, Texas asked to be annexed to the United States.
Texas wanted to enter as a slave state.
The Texas Question became an important presidential campaign issue.
Pro-annexation, James K. Polk beats Henry Clay.
HIGH LIGHTS OF HISTORY — Influence of Texas on Election of 1844
By J. CARROLL MANSFIELD
The Davenport Democrat and Leader (Davenport, Iowa) Jun 24, 1927