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Defense Spending as a Percentage of Total Federal Budget 1792 to 1860

Created on September 19, 2013

Defense Spending as a Percentage of Total Federal Budget 1792 to 1860

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Keywords: defense, spending, federal budget, war, military operations, hostilities, James Buchanan, Franklin Pierce, Millard Fillmore, Zachary Taylor, James K. Polk, JohnTyler, William Henry Harrison, Martin Van Buren, Andrew Jackson, John Quincy Adams, James Monroe, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, George Washington, Mexican-American War, War of 1812, Franco-American War

Source: Heritage Foundation research. See Appendix for details.

CHART 5 • SR 134 • heritage.org

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