Abraham Lincoln and the U.S.-Mexican War: How a Freshman Congressman Gained National Attention by Opposing an Unjust War

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Abraham Lincoln entered national politics intent on shaping America’s economic policy, but his first national political speech boldly opposed the U.S.-Mexican War. This talk will explore how and why Lincoln’s political priorities changed, and consider the implications of his anti-war stance in 1847 on his subsequent career.

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