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Spotty Lincoln

Congressman Abraham Lincoln drafted this resolution asking President Polk to prove that the spot where American and Mexican troops clashed was really in the United States. Polk used the incident to lead the nation into war, which Lincoln opposed.

Resolution introduced by Congressman Abraham Lincoln to “establish whether the particular spot of soil which the blood of our citizens was so shed was, or was not, our own soil.” Often referred to as Lincoln’s Spot Resolution., 12/22/1847