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After gaining its independence from Spain in the 1820s, this independent republic voted to accept annexation into the U.S. However, because it declared itself as a slave state, the state had to wait more than a decade to be accepted by the U.S. Congress for statehood. In December 1845, which state finally became a recognized state of the Union?