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Collection Reference Number GLC00267.114
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1846 
Title Message of the President... repelling the invasion... by the Mexican forces
Date 11 May 1846
Author Polk, James K. (James Knox) (1795-1849)  
Document Type Pamphlet; Government document
Content Description In anticipation of requesting a declaration of war against Mexico, Polk enumerates all preventative measures the United States has taken to avoid a confrontation, and describes the poor treatment of American citizens and their property at the hands of the Mexicans. He lays these facts before Congress so they may make an informed decision as to the future of American-Mexican relations. Pamphlet includes correspondence relating to these preventative measures. Pamphlet lacks a proper cover.
Subjects Mexican War  Global History and Civics  Latin and South America  President  Military History  Congress  
People Polk, James K. (James Knox) (1795-1849)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Westward Expansion; The Presidency; The Mexican War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859