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POTUS: Zachary Taylor -- Old Rough and Ready

“Let us invoke a continuance of the same protecting care which has led us from small beginnings to the eminence we this day occupy.”

-Zachary Taylor, Inaugural Address, March 4, 1849


POTUS: James K. Polk --Young Hickory

“I prefer to supervise the whole operations of the government myself rather than entrust the public business to subordinates, and this makes my duties very great.”

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The Anaconda Plan

Although George McClellan succeeded Winfield Scott as general in chief of the Union army in late 1861, Scott had already set a plan in motion that would, in one form or another, last the duration of the war. 853 more words

Civil War

Commemoration of the mass hanging of the Saint Patrick’s Battalion

Formed and led by John Riley, was a unit of 175 to several hundred immigrants (accounts vary) and expatriates of European descent who fought as part of the Mexican Army against the United States in the Mexican–American War of 1846–8. 218 more words

Co. Galway

Great Moments in Southern History

I sent Chris Mackowski a note on some stationery I got years ago–see below. As you’ll be able to tell, there’s a story behind it. 431 more words


Reading Thoreau in Mexico

Thoreau has been interpreted in many ways … which is only right, given that as a New England Transcendentalist, one’s intuition about an experience is the path to wisdom.   587 more words

Politica (Mexicana)

The Mexican-American War and Textbook Bias

¨(I) regard the war,  which resulted, as one of the most unjust ever waged by a stronger nation against a weaker nation. It was an instance of a republic following the bad example of European monarchies, in not considering justice in their desire to acquire additional territory.¨ Ulysses S. 1,358 more words