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Collection Reference Number GLC00267.116
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1846 
Title Speech of Hon. Joshua R. Giddings...on the bill to raise a company of sappers, miners, and pontoniers
Date 12 May 1846
Author Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed) (1795-1864)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Giddings attacks Polk's declaration of war against Mexico, the frivolous spending of the public treasury, and the dubious means by which soldiers are enlisted. Giddings believes in the defense of America and the support of its military, but does not think that the founding fathers "anticipated the hostile invasion of other countries by us."
Subjects Mexican War  Congress  Politics  President  Mexican War  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Economics  Finance  Military History  Government and Civics  Law  Recruitment  
People Giddings, Joshua R. (Joshua Reed) (1795-1864)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Westward Expansion; The Presidency; The Mexican War; Banking & Economics
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859
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