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  • Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 11, 1846

    Abraham Lincoln

    Edward Baker Lincoln

    Springfield, Illinois, U.S.
    Wednesday Mar 11, 1846

    Edward Baker Lincoln (Eddie), born in 1846, died February 1, 1850, probably of tuberculosis.




  • U.S.
    Saturday Jul 4, 1846

    Flag of the United States

    Star for Texas

    U.S.
    Saturday Jul 4, 1846

    The flag was changed to have 28 stars. (for Texas)




  • U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 23, 1846

    Abraham Lincoln

    Spot Resolutions

    U.S.
    Wednesday Dec 23, 1846

    Lincoln emphasized his opposition to Polk by drafting and introducing his Spot Resolutions. The war had begun with a Mexican slaughter of American soldiers in territory disputed by Mexico, and Polk insisted that Mexican soldiers had "invaded our territory and shed the blood of our fellow-citizens on our soil". Lincoln demanded that Polk show Congress the exact spot on which blood had been shed and prove that the spot was on American soil. The resolution was ignored in both Congress and the national papers, and it cost Lincoln political support in his district. One Illinois newspaper derisively nicknamed him "spotty Lincoln". Lincoln later regretted some of his statements, especially his attack on presidential war-making powers.




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