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  2. James K. Polk - Wikipedia

    James K. Polk. James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He previously was the 13th speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and ninth governor of Tennessee (1839–1841). A protégé of Andrew Jackson, he was a member of the Democratic Party and an ...

  3. James K. Polk - Facts, Presidency & Accomplishments - HISTORY

    James K. Polk (1795-1849) served as the 11th U.S. president from 1845 to 1849. During his tenure, America’s territory grew by more than one-third and extended across the continent for the first ...

  4. James K. Polk | Biography, Political Party, Presidency ...

    James K. Polk, in full James Knox Polk, (born November 2, 1795, Mecklenburg county, North Carolina, U.S.—died June 15, 1849, Nashville, Tennessee), 11th president of the United States (1845–49). Under his leadership the United States fought the Mexican War (1846–48) and acquired vast territories along the Pacific coast and in the Southwest. Polk was the eldest child of Samuel and Jane ...

  5. James K. Polk | The White House

    Often referred to as the first “dark horse,” James K. Polk was the 11th President of the United States from 1845 to 1849, the last strong President until the Civil War.

  6. James Polk - Presidency, Facts & Death - Biography

    James Knox Polk was born in Pineville, a small town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on November 2, 1795, and graduated with honors in 1818 from the University of North Carolina.

  7. James Polk - Presidency, Facts & Death - Biography

    James Polk was the 11th president of the United States, known for his territorial expansion of the nation chiefly through the Mexican-American War. Updated: Oct 24, 2019 (1795-1849)

  8. James K. Polk | National Museum of American History

    Eleventh President, 1845-1849. Early in his presidency, James K. Polk declared that he would not seek reelection, thus freeing himself to proceed without an eye to the reaction of the voting public. Polk succeeded in his primary goals: to reduce the tariff, create an independent treasury, settle the long-standing dispute with Britain over the ...

  9. What were James K. Polk’s major accomplishments? | Britannica

    The Editors of Encyclopaedia Britannica. Pres. James K. Polk oversaw a large territorial expansion of the United States. He advocated for annexation of Texas and aggressively prosecuted the resulting Mexican-American War, which added much of the Southwest and California to the country’s territory. In addition, he acquired the Oregon country ...

  10. 14 Things You Might Not Have Known About James K. Polk

    1. James K. Polk had surgery to remove urinary bladder stones when he was 16. Born on November 2, 1795, James Knox Polk was the oldest of 10 children born to Samuel Polk, a farmer and surveyor ...

  11. James K. Polk: Manifest Destiny - YouTube

    SUBSCRIBE 👉 K. Polk believed that America was destined to expand west. Did this make him an imperialist or an agent for fr...

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