a sixth of the population of a nation which has undertaken to be the
refuge of liberty are slaves, and a whole country is unjustly overrun
and conquered by a foreign army, and subjected to military law, I think
that it is not too soon for honest men to rebel and revolutionize. What
makes this duty the more urgent is the fact that the country so overrun
is not our own, but ours is the invading army...Under a government
which imprisons any unjustly, the true place for a just man is also a
Which of the
following individuals wrote the quote above in protest of the U.S.
involvement in the Mexican-American War?
(A) Abraham Lincoln
(B) Henry Clay
(D) Ralph Waldo
(E) Henry David