How was James Pinckney Henderson able to get Great Britain to sign a trade agreement with the Republic of Texas?

1 Answer
Mar 7, 2018

Because at the time Texas was an independent Country


Texas existed as an independent country from 1836 to its annexation by the United States in 1846

As a new independent country with hostile Mexico to its south and a not very friendly USA to its north, it would be eager to gain international recognition and trade rights, at that time Britain's trading power, naval supremacy and possessions in the Caribbean would have made it an obvious choice to made a trade agreement with