But President Polk
did not want war with Mexico, rather he hoped for a peaceful settlement of the issues dividing the neighboring nations.
The Mexican War began when President Polk
cited an attack on American troops in Texas - troops he had deliberately placed there to provoke Mexico.
When President Polk
got a divided Congress to agree to support his war with Mexico, it represented the first time the American nation would engage another republic in battle.
The book uses a contemporary tone when speaking of the politics of the past, without historicism or gimmicks; readers are alerted to the election of President Polk
or the votes-for-women question as fresh news and a live issue for people of that time, exactly as our elections and issues are now.
Merry, a former newspaperman and a nonfiction author of note, retells the story of the extraordinary accomplishments of the hardly dramatic President Polk
, who did dramatic things during his busy single term in office in the 1840s, concentrating on the war with Mexico that followed the annexation of Texas.
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as saying that the U.
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Professor Polk is a descendant of President Polk
and the brother of the noted George Polk, is here today from his home in southern France and he will join me at the podium as I conclude this impartial interrogation of President Bush.
We would remind whoever we can that President Polk
lied to the nation about the reason for going to war with Mexico in 1846.