The American Advance; A Study In Territorial Expansion

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byEdmund Janes Carpenter

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI OREGON On the fourth day of March, 1845, James K. Polk was inaugurated President of the United States. His attitude in the matter of Texas annexation, or, as he preferred to call it, "re-annexation," has been already discussed. Coeval with that important question, concerning which public opinion was so seriously divided, was another of equal importance and which evoked scarcely less animated and earnest public discussion. The controversy upon what came to be known as the "Oregon Question," although serious and long.continued, was,.devoid. oLthat bitterness of sectional, antagonism, which charac:. terised the Texas dispute. Thiswas a question largely of international importance^ Wars have been fought between peoples upon slighter pretexts and for less important causes than that which involved the establishment of our northwest boundary line. Nor was this a dispute of recent origin, which arose to make the administration of Polk one of the most important in the history of our country. "I shall, on the broad principle which formed the basis and produced the adoption of our Constitution," said the President in his inaugural address, "and not in any narrow spirit of sectional policy, endeavour by all constitutional, honourable, and appropriate means to consummate the expressed will of the people and government of the United States, by the re-annexation of Texas to our Union, at the earliest practicable period. Nor will it become my duty, in a less degree, to assert and maintain by all constitutional means the right of the United States to that portion of our territory which lies beyond the Rocky Mountains. Our title fo the country of the Oregon is 'clear and-unqiiestionT.. able,' and already are our people preparing to perfect that title by occupying it wi...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1903. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VI OREGON On the fourth day of March, 1845, James K. Polk was inaugurated President of the United States. His attitude in the...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:86 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.18 inPublished:January 10, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217569544

ISBN - 13:9780217569545

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