All of the following were reasons President Polk wanted California to be a part of the United States EXCEPT
he felt it was a important part of the nation's Manifest ...
he felt that the nation needed another free state to enter the Union.
he believed the San Francisco Bay was crucial to U.S. trade in the Pacific.
he was under the belief that Great Britain was trying to buy California from Mexico.
C. he believed the San Francisco Bay was crucial to U.S. trade in the Pacific.
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