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Bøker Bok 8190 av 121The cup of forbearance had been exhausted even before the recent information from...
" The cup of forbearance had been exhausted even before the recent information from the frontier of the Del Norte. But now, after reiterated menaces, Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood... "
The Winning of the Far West: A History of the Regaining of Texas, of the ... - Side 144
av Robert McNutt McElroy - 1914 - 384 sider
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The Atlantic Monthly, Volum 76

1895
...and dishonestly, upon that republic. The familiar phrases of his message will be recalled : " Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil ; " " War exists, and, notwithstanding all our efforts to avoid it, exists by the...
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The Rising American Empire

Richard Warner Van Alstyne - 1974 - 215 sider
...all assembled within the hour, and with their blessing he was now able to tell Congress that Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil . . . war exists, and notwithstanding all our efforts to avoid it, exists by the...
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Congressional Oversight of Executive Agreements--1975: Hearings Before the ...

United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on the Judiciary. Subcommittee on Separation of Powers - 1976 - 505 sider
...began the Mexican War.34 In his message to Congress, Polk said: After reiterated menaces, Mexico lias passed the boundary of the United States, has inVaded our territory and shed American blood, upon the American soil. She has proclaimed that hostilities have commenced, and that the two nations are...
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Mexico: A History

Robert Ryal Miller - 1989 - 428 sider
...Mexico. A declaration of war soon followed. Polk sent Congress a bellicose message noting, "Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil." Only a few congressmen questioned whether that incident actually took place on...
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To Chain the Dog of War: The War Power of Congress in History and Law

Francis Dunham Wormuth, Edwin Brown Firmage - 1989 - 361 sider
...Congress on May 1 1 . Referring solely to the collision of April 24, he told Congress that "Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood on American soil." (181, III, 2292) On May 13 Congress resolved that "by the act of the Republic of...
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My Fellow Americans: Presidential Addresses that Shaped History

James C. Humes - 1992 - 287 sider
..."The cup of forbearance has been exhausted," declared the president. "After reiterated menaces Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil." As secretary of state, Buchanan wanted to assure Britain that the intent of the...
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The Making of Strategy: Rulers, States, and War

Williamson Murray, MacGregor Knox, Alvin Bernstein - 1996 - 680 sider
...unquestioned claim to Texas statehood. In May 1846, having found a pretext to proclaim that "Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has...territory, and shed American blood upon American soil," Polk asked for and Congress declared war.61 Although a neophyte in military matters, Polk dominated...
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The Shaping of America: A Geographical Perspective on 500 Years of History ...

D. W. Meinig - 1986 - 656 sider
...war. Polk declared to Congress and the nation that by sending an army north of the Rio Grande, "Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood on American soil. She has proclaimed that hostilities have commenced, and that the two nations are...
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Lewis Cass and the Politics of Moderation

Willard Carl Klunder - 1996 - 416 sider
...these discussions, Polk sent his message to the Congress.28 The president succinctly stated: "Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has...territory, and shed American blood upon American soil." Whigs readily accepted only the fact that American blood had been shed, but Polk immediately called...
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Stephen A. Douglas

Robert Walter Johannsen - 1973 - 993 sider
...grievances between the two countries, the President declared that "after reiterated menaces, Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has...invaded our territory, and shed American blood upon the American soil." "As war exists, and, notwithstanding all our efforts to avoid it, exists by the...
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