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By Jailene P.
Texas, Age 12

Students and teachers,Texas had Declared the independence,but Texas had been apart from U.S. since the late 1830's. Sam Houston was elected second term and in favor or annexetion.Texas was telling Sam Houston ''please help us we are having financial problens and we need help.'' Sam Houston thought about it. Sam Houston told Polke , Texas needs protection and they are having money problems they wanted to know if we could help them.So Polk agree. He helped Texas with the annexetion. Polke also agree to protect Texas and also wants to separate WestWard state. Sam Houston,Polke, and Lamar fought. He,Sam Houston,was the first president or the Republic of Texas.Then Lamar camed for president , but for second time Sam Houston came president of the Republic of Texas.