13th MAY ~ HiSTORY ON THiS DAY

May 13th ~ This Day in History video by History.com ~ 1846 : President Polk declared war on Mexico : The U.S. Congress overwhelmingly voted in favor of President James K. Polk’s request to declare war on Mexico in a dispute over Texas, on the the 13th May 1846. Under the threat of war, the United States had refrained from annexing Texas after the latter won independence from Mexico in 1836.  | & more about history on this day in the video…