Absolut Land Grab (HUM225)

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Above: the advertisement that drove US nationalists into a frenzy.

And here is the lie that killed thousands and changed history:

“Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil.” — Pres. James Polk May 11, 1846

As Sen. Abraham Lincoln noted some time later, “The whole of this,–issue and evidence–is, from beginning to end, the sheerest deception.”