This Day in Founding Fathers History - Where we bring you important dates in the lives and history of the Founding Generation. On this day in 1846, Congress approved President James K. Polk’s request to declare war on Mexico in a boundary dispute over Texas, known as the Mexican-American War.
On this day in 1776, the Battle of Brooklyn in New York (also called the Battle of Long Island or the Battle of Brooklyn Heights) began, with British forces led by General William Howe and American forces led by General Washington. Fighting would continue for two days before General Washington and his troops would retreat. This was the first major battle during the Revolutionary War after America had declared its independence. Find out what else happened on This Day in Founders History at mikechurch.com