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Abraham Lincoln, daguerreotype attributed to Nicholas H. Shepherd, ca. 1847

Mon, 2013-02-18 14:50 -- administrator

The Mexican War dominated Lincoln’s single term in the House. As a member of the Whig Party, he opposed the war and introduced a resolution calling for proof that the initial fighting had broken out on American soil, not on Mexican or disputed territory. His district’s practice of rotating its member among its three counties prevented Lincoln from serving another term.

 

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