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Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) [Speech on Declaration of War on Mexico in the House of Representatives]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC01638 Author/Creator: Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865) Place Written: Washington, D.C. Type: Pamphlet Date: 12 January 1848 Pagination: 12 p. ; 25 x 16 cm.

Summary of Content: Concerning the constitutionality and necessity of Polk's declaration of war with Mexico. Printed by J.& G.S. Gideon. See also GLC02025.

Background Information:

People: Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Mexican WarUS ConstitutionMilitary HistoryPresidentGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyGlobal History and US Foreign PolicyLatin and South AmericaCongressLaw

Sub Era: Lincoln

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