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

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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