Map of the United States Including Western Territories, 12/1848

Original Caption: This map accompanied President James K. Polk's annual message to Congress in December 1848. It represents Polk's conception as a Southern Democrat of how to divide up the new territory acquired through the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo. It became the starting point of debates in Congress over slavery and westward expansion.

 

Created By: U.S. House of Representatives. (03/04/1789 - )

 

From: Record Group/Collection: 233

 

From: General Records, compiled 1791 - 1988

 

Production Dates: 12/1848

 

Persistent URL: arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=2127339

 

Reference Unit: Center for Legislative Archives (NWL), National Archives Building

 

 

 

Access Restrictions: Unrestricted

Use Restrictions: Unrestricted

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