“[The House is] desirous to obtain a full knowledge of all the facts which go to establish whether the particular spot on which the blood of our citizens was so shed was or was not at that time our own soil… (First resolution) Whether the spot on which the blood of our citizens was shed, as in his messages declared, was or was not within the territory of Spain, at least after the treaty of 1819, until the Mexican revolution… (Second resolution) Whether that spot is or is not within the territory which was wrested from Spain by the revolutionary Government of Mexico.” — From Abraham Lincoln’s “Spot Resolutions,” 1847 1. Using the excerpt, answer a, b, and c. a) Briefly explain the point of view about the Mexican-American War expressed by the writer. b) Briefly explain how the concept of Manifest Destiny relates to the events or views expressed in the document. c) Briefly explain ONE event or idea from the period 1844 – 1877 that could be used to support or refute the views expressed in the document.