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Topic - Amy S. Greenberg
She also says, "The majority of the people in Mexico steadfastly believed the Nueces River was the rightful boundary," but again offers no proof.
She tells that story by following the careers and moves of Polk, Henry Clay (his Whig rival for the presidency in 1844), Abraham Lincoln, John J. Hardin (Lincoln's predecessor in Congress, who died a hero's death in the Mexican War) and Nicholas Trist (a ranking State Department official).