DEBATE OVER ANNEXATION
Before Texas was a state of the U.S., many different groups of people opposed the annexation of Texas for several reasons. The greatest reason that the United States did not want Texas a part of them is that if Texas were a U.S. state, the number of slave states would outnumber the number of free states. Not only was slavery an issue, the United States feared that a war with Mexico would closely follow Texas' annexation. Not only the U.S. was against annexation, though. Great Britain feared that many bad things would come with Texas' annexation; United States expansion, slavery expansion, and loss of trade with Texas would be only a few things to follow the annexation of Texas. Great Britain was one of Texas' biggest allies at the time, so upsetting them would greatly harm not only Texas, but their already-faltering economy as well.