The Effect of the Martin Koszta Affair on American Foreign Policy
Keywords:Martin Koszta affair, Commander Duncan N. Ingraham, William L. Marcy, Hungarian Revolution of 1848, American Immigration Law of 1813
AbstractSecretary of State William L. Marcy formulated the doctrine of domiciliation in 1853 as a response to the Martin Koszta affair. This doctrine helped form part of American foreign policy throughout the 19th century, and it continues today. A closer look at the Koszta affair shows the source and the need for the doctrine, and of course the primary application.