Mexican – American War

Henry Clay… On the Mexican-American War

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“How totally variant is the present war! This is no war of defence, but one unnecessary and of offensive aggression. It is Mexico that is defending her fire-sides, her castles and her altars, not we. And how different also is the conduct of the whig party of the present day from that of the major part of the federal party during the war of 1812!”

~ Henry Clay speech to the Senate November 13, 1847