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


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


Access Restrictions: Unrestricted

Use Restrictions: Unrestricted

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