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Primary Sources

The Texas Revolution

The Texas Revolution: "Treaty" Between Santa Anna and Texas May 14, 1836.
This arrangement between Santa Anna, the captured Mexican president, and the armed forces of Texas ended the Texas Revolution.
The Texas Revolution: Major early Texas documents.
The Lone Star Junction provides the most referenced of the early Texas documents, including Travis's call for help, the Texas Declaration of Independence, and the text of the annexation of Texas by the United States in 1845.

The Mexican War

Dissident voices: Lincoln's "Spot" Resolutions December 22, 1847.
In these resolutions placed before the House of Representatives, Abraham Lincoln (Whig Representative from Illinois, 1846-48) questions the legality of the origin of the Mexican war. Was the "spot" where American blood was shed in fact on American soil?
Dissident voices: Lincoln's Speech in House: The War with Mexico January 12, 1848.
In this speech before the House of Representatives, Abraham Lincoln reviews the justification for the war and finds President Polk wanting. This speech provides an interesting portrait of the young Lincoln: idealistic, lawyerly, at times humorous and at times apocalyptic.
Peace Treaty: Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo February 2, 1848.
This is the full text of the final treaty between the United States and Mexico.

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