Accession Number:

ADA350738

Title:

Virginia Party Politics and Texas Annexation

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSONAFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1998-08-04

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

The annexation of Texas is often seen as evidence of the sectional conflict that was a major cause of the Civil War. Although slavery clearly influenced the tactics of Southern politicians, the larger strategy of party politics attempted to keep the peculiar institution a secondary issue. Although slavery did enter the debate over annexation, it did not produce the sharp sectional divisions between slave and non-slave states that emerged in the 1850s.8

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science
  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE