lobby in Washington City
involvement in the U.S. Civil War exposed at last!!
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of the New World showing the location of the various tribes.
empire was a small part of present day Mexico.
brutal conquistador Hernán Cortés conquered Mexico in
1521, that nation was a lot SMALLER than the Mexico of today. Even though
the Aztecs were fanatical warriors and fighters, their main interest
was not to conquer and obliterate the surrounding tribes, but to obtain
victims for their bloody human sacrifices. Once a conquered tribes provided
victims and tribute, the Aztecs were content to let them live. That
is why Cortés could conquer the Aztecs empire with a small army
of men. He made allies of the surrounding tribes who HATED the Aztecs
and they provided the manpower for his rapid conquest of Mexico.
changed the name of Mexico to New Spain and eventually the
name of the bloody Aztec capital of Tenochtitlán was changed
to Mexico City.
to the Bull of Pope Alexander VI,
New Spain now included not just Mexico . . . but the ENTIRE New World.
That meant that Mexico City was now considered the capital city of the
entire New World!!
Spain included the entire New World!!
Map of North
Cabotia after the Seven Years' War ended in 1763. This is putting
the Bull of Pope Alexander VI into effect with a vengeance.
Map of North
Cabotia in 1803 after Napoleon forced Spain to give back the
Louisiana Territory to France and then sold it the the U.S.
Mexico lobby during the U.S. Civil War
The first shots
of the Civil War were actually fired in the Crimea in 1854. Great Britain
and France—normally bitter enemies—united in a military
alliance against Russia. They were
joined by the Moslem Turks and the war was called the Crimean War. It
lasted from 1854 to 1856. Great
Britain and France knew that Russia would be the only friendly
power to the young U.S. Republic in the coming invasion of that country.
As a result, they
declared war on Russia and attacked the Russian Black Sea port of Sebastopol.
Sebastopol was the principal Russian naval base and the major outlet
for their ships to the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean.
the peace treaty signed in 1856, Russia had to agree to give up use
of her Black Sea fleet entirely and their greatly devastated navy had
only the Baltic and Pacific ports left.
was also to be a major base of military operations against the Union.
In 1862, the French invaded Mexico and put their puppet Maximilian of
Austria on the throne. This was a clear violation of the Monroe Doctrine
and President Lincoln was constantly urged to render assistance to the
Mexicans in an effort to oust the French.
Napoleon III of France ordered French troops to invade Mexico
Maximilian of Mexico (1832-1867) was the puppet ruler of Mexico
from 1864 to 1867.
Carlota of Mexico (1840-1927), was the wife of Emperor Maximilian.
Maximilian of Austria was conned into taking the throne of Mexico and
he and his beautiful wife Carlota arrived in Mexico City in 1864. His
wife went back to Europe in 1866, and after vainly trying to get Napoleon
and the Pope to help her husband keep his throne, she went INSANE....
Her husband was killed by a Mexican firing squad in 1867.
Romero in Washington City
the eye-opening book on the activities of Matías Romero
in Washington City during the Civil War.
Romero (1837-1898) was head of the Mexican diplomatic mission
during the U.S. Civil War. He was a sly and cunning diplomat who
tried to get the U.S. to declare war on France!!
during the Civil War, Romero was a busybody around Washington City with
ONE thing on his mind: How to get the U.S. to intervene in Mexican affairs
in order get the Emperor Maximilian and the French out of HIS country.
It didn't matter to him that U.S. help to the Mexicans would surely
involve a war with France, when this country was fighting for its very
survival. President Lincoln and Secretary of State William Seward refused
to take the bait, and this aroused the ire of Romero. Here is a quote
from the book Mexican Lobby:Matías Romero in Washington:
early 1864, Romero had become convinced that Lincoln and Secretary
of State William Seward would provide no effective aid or assistance
for Mexico. In response to the Lincoln administration's stance, Romero
became interested in ousting Seward or unseating Lincoln. Toward this
end an informal alliance of convenience bloomed between the Radicals
(and other opponents of the administration) and Romero. For example,
Romero supplied resolutions or calls for information which friendly
Radicals introduced in Congress to embarrass the administration. Romero's
sources kept him privy to the secret sessions of the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee. He supplied information and documents and critiqued
speeches for opponents of the administration during the summer and
fall of 1864.
After interviewing the various Republican and Democratic candidates
for the presidency in 1864, Romero lent his confidential support to
the effort of Radical favorite General John C. Fremont to win the
nomination from Lincoln. When Fremont's candidacy failed, Romero tried
to encourage him to run independently. When this hope failed, Romero
met with and aided Senators Benjamin Wade, James McDougall, and Zachariah
Chandler and Congressman Schuyler Colfax through subtle means to defeat
the Lincoln-Seward team." (Schoonover, Mexican Lobby,
after the end of the Civil War, and the assassination of President Lincoln,
Romero kept up the pressure on President Johnson, and his Secretary
of State William Seward, to declare war on France in order to free his
country from the French:
desiring to speak to Seward, I went to his house last night with the
ostensible excuse of making the customary visit after receiving an
invitation to a dinner or dance.... Shortly after I entered his house,
we passed to an adjoining room, where we remained alone for more than
an hour. During this time we spoke with complete liberty on Mexican
First, I mentioned that our situation was very difficult because of
the absolute lack of resources, even of the most indispensable war
materials such as arms and munitions. As I had informed him on other
occasions, this was so critical that some elements of our forces recently
have had to capitulate, laying down their arms and submitting to the
French for lack of ammunition. By the next steamer, we might well
receive notice, I continued, that General [Alejandro] Garcia's forces
suffered the same fate because, after the capitulation of General
[Ignacio R.] Alatorre, all the enemy forces that had campaigned against
Alatorre and other national forces would march on the coast of Sotavento
de Veracruz. General Garcia also lacks ammunition, which will probably
compel his surrender. Recently, I informed Seward, agents from various
parts of Mexico had informed me of the difficult situation, requesting
arms and munitions. They assumed we had realized a considerable sum
from the Mexican loan placed on the market this past October. One
of these commissioners carried a letter from a distinguished officer
of the United States Army on the Rio Grande addressed to Seward, which
had not been delivered, I added, because I had been advised against
it. The leaders who came seeking arms and munitions were very disconsolate
upon discovering my inability to supply them, I continued, because
they thought we could obtain some supplies from this government. Aware
of his friendship for our cause and his frustrated attempts to supply
us with war material, several asked to be presented to Grant. I disclosed
a plan that, if it merits the approval of this government, could supply
us the needed aid without compelling this government to fail in its
neutral obligations toward France. I had communicated this plan to
Grant, who urged me to submit it to the president. I could not see
the president except when accompanied by the secretary of state, which
would lend my visit an official character, I had explained to Grant,
unless the president would invite me to visit him, in which case I
could speak to him informally. Grant had communicated my disposition
to Johnson. Today I received an invitation to see Johnson tomorrow
morning at 10 a.m. I asked Seward if I should tell him what I intended
to tell the president tomorrow, or if, on the contrary, I should abstain
from informing him so he would never have official knowledge of the
steps I am taking for this objective. (Schoonover, Mexican Lobby,
must have forgotten that his countrymen vowed to fight like LIONS when
their country was invaded. It seems in this case a lot of them turned
into pussycats. It wasn't as if the whole French army had invaded. The
total force never exceed 25,000 men. Here is the chorus and 2 stanzas
from the Mexican national anthem:
at the cry of war,
make ready the steel and the steed,
and may the earth shake to its core
at the resounding roar of the cannon.
And may the earth shake to its core
at the resounding roar of the cannon.
gird, oh country, your brow with olive
by the divine archangel of peace,
for in heaven your eternal destiny
was written by the finger of God.
But if some enemy outlander should dare
to profane your ground with his step,
think, oh beloved country, that heaven
has given you a soldier in every son.
war without quarter to any who dare
to tarnish the country's coat of arms!
War, war! Let the national banners
be soaked in waves of blood.
War, war! In the mountain, in the valley,
let the cannons thunder in horrid unison
and may the sonorous echoes resound
with cries of Union! Liberty!
Lincoln and William Seward refused to declare war on France!!
during the war, President Lincoln's motto was: "One war at a time."
His "supporters" first urged him to declare war on Great Britain
over the Trent Affair, and then Matías Romero and his
friends, urged him to declare war on France over their invasion of Mexico.
He steadfastly refused to heed any of their advice, and steered the
ship of state safely into the harbor, through the worst storm in its
Lincoln refused to heed the advice of Matías Romero and
declare war on France over their invasion of Mexico.
Henry Seward was President Lincoln's brilliant Secretary of
State. He shared the views of his commander-in-chief that any
foreign war would be SUICIDE during the Civil War. He purchased
Alaska from Russia in order to cement the friendship between
the 2 great countries.
and Secretary of State Seward belonged to the REPUBLICAN Party. No foreign
entanglements or wars was the abiding principle of their Administration.
When President Lincoln was assassinated, his Vice-President Andrew Johnson
became President. He retained Seward as his Secretary of State and continued
the policy of his predecessor. This infuriated Romero and due to his
lobbying efforts, President Johnson narrowly escaped impeachment by
only 1 vote:
trip has given me a better understanding of President Johnson's character
and the state of his relationship with Seward. I do not risk anything,
I believe, by affirming that Seward will continue as secretary of
state and director of this government's policy as long as Johnson
remains in the presidential chair, without anyone being able to force
his departure from the cabinet. This observation will help me also
to fix a norm for my future conduct with Seward. Insofar as we are
concerned, he and only he will remain the United States government
for the next two years. (Schoonover, Mexican Lobby, p. 143).
are told from childhood that the U.S. stole half their country!!
1821, Mexico gained independence from Spain but unfortunately they still
kept Roman Catholicism as the state religion with its teaching of Mexican
hegemony over the entire continent. This led to conflict with the U.S.
as the country sought to fulfill its Manifest Destiny by expanding from
sea to shining sea.
1846, war broke out between the U.S. and Mexico over Texas. It was called
the Mexican-U.S. war. When it was over the United States extended to
the Pacific ocean and Mexico was greatly reduced in size but was still
bigger than the Aztec empire.
the end of the Mexican-U.S. war, the U.S. extended to the Pacific
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of today is almost twice the size of the Mexican empire of Montezuma
Thomas D. Mexican Lobby. Matías Romero in Washington 1861-1867.
The University Press of Kentucky, 1986.
Gene, Maximilian and Carlota: A Tale of Romance and Tragedy.
William Morrow & Co., New York, 1973.
Justin H. The War with Mexico. (in 2 volumes). Peter Smith,
Gloucester, MASS. 1963.
A.R. Lincoln and the Emperors. Harcourt, Brace & World,
New York, 1962.
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