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Collection Reference Number GLC00267.118
From Archive Folder Documents Relating to 1847 
Title Speech of Mr. Dixon, of Connecticut against the extension of slave territory
Date 9 February 1847
Author Dixon, James (1814-1873)  
Document Type Pamphlet
Content Description Delivered in the House of Representatives, 9 February 1847. Printed by J & G.S. Gideon, Washington, D.C. Argues against slavery being extended into the territories and criticizes the president [James Polk] over the Mexican War.
Subjects Mexican War  Latin and South America  Global History and Civics  Military History  Government and Civics  Law  Congress  President  African American History  Slavery  Westward Expansion  Texas  
People Dixon, James (1814-1873)  
Place written Washington, D.C.
Theme Slavery & Abolition; African Americans; Government & Politics; Foreign Affairs; Westward Expansion; The Presidency; The Mexican War
Sub-collection The Gilder Lehrman Collection, 1493-1859
Additional Information Dixon was a representative and senator from Connecticut.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Settlement, Commerce, Revolution and Reform: 1493-1859