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John Quincy Adams, the 6th president of The United States,

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John Quincy Adams, the 6th president of The United States, was successful in freeing the slaves involved in The Supreme Court case "The United States vs. The Amistad Africans" because international slave trading was already illegal by that time. Since international slave trading was already illegal, why did John Quincy Adams believe that the annexation of Texas would expand slavery? Did he think people would try to make slaves out of people from Mexico? Thank you.

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Adams objected to annexation both because of concerns it would involve the U.S.
in war against Mexico and because it would upset the balance of free and slave
states, enhancing the slave power. (To that end, he later advocated the
annexation of Oregon to offset the South's acquisition of Texas.) His speech was
actually in support of his own resolution which included President VanBuren's
objection that the U.S. government lacked the Constitutional power to annex
another nation (short of an amendment).
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

But he never thought that people would try to make slaves out of people from Mexico, did he?

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