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Collection Reference Number GLC05162
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1848 
Title A short statement of the causes which led to the war with Mexico...
Date June 1848
Author United States. Congress.  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Title continues "showing the inconsistent course of the Whig party on the subject." Record from Congress detailing contradictory Whig votes in the 29th and 30th Congresses, first supporting the Mexican War and then declaring that it was "unnecessarily and unconstitutionally begun by the President of the United States." Abraham Lincoln's name appears in the voting lists.
Subjects Congress  Politics  Whigs  Mexican War  Latin and South America  Military History  President  US Constitution  Government and Civics  
People Lincoln, Abraham (1809-1865)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; The Mexican War; Law
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859