Abraham Lincoln protested the Mexican-American War 1848

On January 12, 1848, the reedy, determined voice of Congressman Abraham Lincoln filled the US House of Representatives, as Lincoln protested the Mexican American War.  The War was then in its 20th month; the US military had thought it would last only two months (sound familiar?).  Lincoln protested against the deceit of then President James Polk as to the causes for the war: “… I propose to try to show that the whole of this—issue and evidence—is, from beginning to end, the sheerest deception.”  His speech continued in his condemnation of the war, stating that President Polk, “… ordered General Taylor into the midst of a peaceful Mexican settlement, purposely to bring on a war.”  Lincoln was deeply concerned about the Mexican people who were living in the parts of their nation that the US had invaded.
El 12 de enero de 1848, la voz aflautada, determinado de congresista Abraham Lincoln llenó la Casa de Representantes de EE.UU., como Lincoln protestaron por la guerra mexicano-americana. La guerra estaba entonces en su mes 20; los militares de EE.UU. había pensado que iba a durar sólo dos meses (¿suena familiar?). Lincoln protestaron contra el engaño del entonces presidente James Polk en cuanto a las causas de la guerra: “… me propongo tratar de demostrar que el conjunto de esta cuestión, y la evidencia es, de principio a fin, el más puro engaño.” Su discurso continuó en su condena de la guerra, afirmando que el presidente Polk, “… ordenó al general Taylor en medio de un arreglo pacífico mexicano, a propósito para provocar una guerra.” Lincoln estaba profundamente preocupado por los mexicanos que vivían en las partes del su nación que los EE.UU. habían invadido.

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