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The United States declined to annex Texas after its independence in 1836 and for the following year because:

I. Doing so would divide both political parties
II. Annexing it would almost certainly lead to war with Mexico
III. Texans did not want to become part of the United States
IV. Texas was seen as lacking any economic value, and would have been a drain on the US economy

A

I only.

B

III only.

C

I and II only.

D

III and IV only.

E

II and IV only.

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