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" House dissenting), had declared that "by the act of the Republic of Mexico, a state of war exists between that Government and the United States... "
Life of Abraham Lincoln - Page 105
by Josiah Gilbert Holland - 1866 - 544 pages
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Fighting Joe Hooker

Walter H. Hebert - History - 1999 - 366 pages
...forcing the issue. A war message was sent by him to Congress, and on May 1 3, 1846, it was declared that by the act of the Republic of Mexico a state of war existed between that government and the United States. War was welcomed by the Mississippi Valley,...
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When the Eagle Screamed: The Romantic Horizon in American Expansionism, 1800 ...

William H. Goetzmann - Political Science - 2000 - 146 pages
...days later declaring, "War exists by the act of Mexico herself." On May 13 Congress affirmed that, "by the act of the Republic of Mexico, a state of...exists between that Government and the United States." By that time General Taylor with 2,000 troops had already won the battles of Palo Alto and Resaca de...
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Americana: The Americas in the World Around 1850 (or 'seeing the Elephant ...

James Dunkerley - History - 2000 - 642 pages
...to separate the preamble, which blamed Mexico for the outbreak of hostilities ('whereas by the act of... Mexico, a state of war exists between that government and the United States'), from the rest of the bill. On the fmal vote 174 congressmen backed the declaration, 2o abstained, and...
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The American Presidency

Alan Brinkley, Davis Dyer - History - 2004 - 572 pages
...Instead Democratic majorities, on party-line votes, adopted a carefully worded preamble asserting that "by the act of the Republic of Mexico, a state of...exists between that government and the United States" and attached it to a measure requisitioning troops and supplies. Outraged Whigs responded accurately...
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President James K. Polk: The Dark Horse President

Louise A. Mayo - Biography & Autobiography - 2006 - 159 pages
...the constitutionally prescribed Declaration of War, a preamble was hastily inserted stating: "Whereas by the act of the Republic of Mexico, a state of war...exists between that government and the United States." Members were confronted with the unpalatable options of either sanctioning the administration's dubious...
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The Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, 1848: A Primary Source Examination of the ...

Jason Porterfield - History - 2005 - 64 pages
...opponents John Davis of Massachusetts and Thomas Clayton of Delaware. On May 13, 1846, Congress declared, "By the Act of the Republic of Mexico a state of war exists." Polk was authorized to recruit 50,000 soldiers and given ten million dollars for military expenses....
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Manual of the Constitution of the United States: Designed for the ...

Israel Ward Andrews - Constitutional law - 1874 - 370 pages
...America and their territories."1 And, in 1846, the preamble of the act of Congress says, " Whereas, by the act of the Republic of Mexico, a state of war...exists between that government and the United States." In 1798 Congress declared the United States to be freed and exonerated from the stipulations of the...
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Turmoil in New Mexico, 1846-1868

William A. Keleher - History - 2007 - 592 pages
...to the inhabitants of New Mexico, in which he advised them of the intentions of his government: As, by the act of the republic of Mexico, a state of war...exists between that government and the United States; and as the undersigned, at the head of his troops, on the 18th instant, took possession of Santa Fe,...
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The Military Occupation of the Territory of New Mexico from 1846 to 1851 ...

Ralph Emerson Twitchell - History - 2007 - 416 pages
...proclamation which produced a most salutary effect upon the people. IE this document he says :ss "As, by the act of the Republic of Mexico, a state of war exists between that government and the United "Lt. Emory's Account, page 6. "Ex. Doc. No. 60, pages 170-171. States; and as the undersigned, at the...
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Old Santa Fe

Ralph Emerson Twitchell - History - 2007 - 584 pages
...which produced a most salutary efect upon the people. In this document, he says : "As, by the acts of the republic of Mexico, a state of war exists between, that government and the United States; and as the undersigned, at the head of his troops, on the 18th instant, took possession of Santa Fè,...
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