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The Two Most Powerful Republics in the World: Mr. Polk’s War

Max M. Edling

in A Hercules in the Cradle: War, Money, and the American State, 1783-1867

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226181578
eISBN:
9780226181608
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226181608.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

In contrast to its previous international war, the War of 1812 (ch. 4), the United States found the financing of the Mexican War largely unproblematic. Secretary of the Treasury Robert J. Walker sold ... More


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