Abraham Lincoln and the U.S.-Mexico War

Amy Greenberg talked about the spot resolutions offered by Lincoln while he was a Congressman in regards to the U.S.-Mexican War. She… read more

Amy Greenberg talked about the spot resolutions offered by Lincoln while he was a Congressman in regards to the U.S.-Mexican War. She talked about the War, Lincoln’s philosophical and legal opposition to the War, and the national political climate at the time. The War was extremely popular at home, greatly damaging the likelihood that he could win a second term. Following her remarks, she answered questions from the audience.

“Congressman Abraham Lincoln & the U.S.-Mexico War” was a program of the United States Capitol Historical Society’s 2009 Annual Symposium, “Lincoln’s Washington: Abraham Lincoln in Congress and the Presidency,” which was held in the Russell Senate Office Building.  close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Washington, District of Columbia, United States
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Jun 6, 2009
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Jun 7, 2009

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  • Jun 06, 2009 | 1:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 06, 2009 | 7:03pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 07, 2009 | 1:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Jun 07, 2009 | 7:03am EDT | C-SPAN 3
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