Texas Annexation Microgame
by David Carlson
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Texas Annexation is a Reacting to the Past microgame designed as a final exam for an upper division course in the history of the Jacksonian era. In this game, students are divided into two factions debating the ratification of a treaty of annexation between the United States and the Republic of Texas drafted by Secretary of State John C. Calhoun and submitted to the United States Senate in April 1841. The debate takes into consideration questions of Manifest Destiny, imperialism, party politics, slavery, and sectionalism. Students may choose to ratify the treaty as written or endorse alternative proposals submitted during the course of debate.
Using the Game
This microgame is designed for a single two hour class but may be divided into two one hour class periods if needed.