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Congress declares war with Mexico following attacks on US forces in disputed Texas border areas

United States Capitol, Washington, D.C., circa 1846
05/13/1846
Congress declared that "a state of war exists" between the U.S. and Mexico, blaming the Mexicans for attacking American forces in disputed Texas border areas.
Source Citation: 
Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., ed., The Almanac of American History (New York: Barnes & Noble Books, 1993), 251.
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