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 James K. Polk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
President Polk is also notable for his support for the concept of Manifest Destiny—the idea that it was the United States' divine mission to expand westward—and for his affirmation of the Monroe Doctrine—the doctrine, first propounded by President James Monroe in 1823, that the Americas should be free from European colonization or other interference.
Polk set four clearly defined goals for his administration: the re-establishment of the independent treasury, the reduction of tariffs, the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute, and the acquisition of California from Mexico.
Polk again vigorously championed the cause of expansion, forcefully suggesting that the United States acquire the entire territory, whose northern boundary was the parallel 54°40'.
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 World Almanac for Kids
POLK, James Knox (1795–1849), 11th president of the U.S. under whose leadership the country fought a victorious war with Mexico and greatly increased its territory by annexing Texas and all the land west of the Rocky Mountains.
Polk was born on Nov. 2, 1795, to a comparatively wealthy and influential family in Mecklenburg Co., N.C. His mother was a descendant of the famous Scottish religious reformer John Knox.
Polk’s cause was helped by the popular belief that the U.S. had a “manifest destiny” to occupy the whole continent from the Atlantic to the Pacific.
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 James K. Polk
Polk was born in 1795 in a log cabin in Mecklenburg County on the North Carolina frontier.
Sarah Polk was as vivacious and sociable as Polk was quiet and solitary.
Polk's handling of the issue in Congress contributed to the popular support given Jackson when he vetoed a bill renewing the bank's charter and began placing federal funds in state, or “pet,” banks instead of the national bank.
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 American Experience The Presidents James K. Polk PBS
Polk was the last strong president before Lincoln, and he achieved most of the stated domestic goals of the Democratic Party, namely, substantially curtailing the use of federal funds for internal improvements, the restoration of an independent treasury and a reduction in tariffs.
Polk arrived in the White House with two major foreign policy objectives: settling the borders of the Oregon territory, and acquiring California (his plan to annex Texas was pre-emptively passed in a bill in Congress).
Polk sent General Zachary Taylor into the still-disputed Texas territory, and the presence of American troops on recently Mexican soil set off a war with Mexico.
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 American President
Polk kept his word not to run for a second term and was succeeded in office by the hero of the Mexican War, Zachary Taylor, candidate of the opposition Whig Party.
Polk left behind a country that was both larger and weaker -- expanded by more than a million square miles but fatally torn over the issue he had refused to address: slavery.
Polk was born on a family farm in North Carolina.
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 James Knox Polk
Yet all this might not have been, had President James Knox Polk not pursued his principles with such vigor.
Polk remained focused on the ideals of "mainifest destiny", as opposed to merely acquiring land for its own sake, and rejected suggestions that the U.S. seize parts of Canada up to Alaska or the entire nation of Mexico.
So little known was Polk as a national figure that the Whigs responded with the campaign slogan "Who Is Polk?" However, the energetic Polk, despite the fact of being regarded as sometimes aloof and cold, soundly defeated Whig candidate Henry Clay in his third bid to become President.
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 James K. Polk
James Knox Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, the eldest of 10 children.
James K. Polk was the last significant Jacksonian; he was able to enact many Democratic economic ideas, but failed to advance his party’s interests on the slavery question.
Polk was a leader of the Jacksonian loyalists and was especially helpful to the president during the Bank War.
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 Presidents: James K. Polk
James Polk was born on the family farm in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
Polk was elected to office based on a platform of expansion.
In 1835 Polk was elected the Speaker of the House.
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 PBS - THE WEST - James K. Polk
Polk rose to become Speaker of the House from 1835 to 1839, when he was elected governor of Tennessee.
Polk himself did not live to see it; long suffering from exhaustion and overwork, he died several months after the end of his term, on June 15, 1849.
But Polk was defeated in 1841 and 1843 runs for the governorship, and it seemed that his political career had stalled.
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 James Polk
James Polk, the son of a farmer, was born in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, on 2nd November, 1795.
Polk decided not to stand and the Democratic Party candidate, Lewis Cass (1,220,544), was defeated by Taylor.
Polk was admitted to the bar in 1820 and practiced law in Nashville.
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 Internet Public Library: POTUS
James K. Polk -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
James Knox Polk -- from the Hall of Forgotten Presidents
Polk survived a gallstone operation at age 17 without anethesia or antiseptics.
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 U.S. "Theft" of Mexican Territory
James Polk, on his inagauguration night, confides to his Secretary of the Navy that a principal objective of his presidency is the acquisition of California, which Mexico had been refusing to sell to the U.S. at any price.
James Polk orders troops to march south of the traditional Texas/Mexico border into Mexican inhabited territory, causing Mexicans to flee their villages and abandon their crops in terror.
James Polk promises Texas he will support moving the historical Texas/Mexico border at the Nueces river 150 miles south to the Rio Grande provided Texas agrees to join the union.
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 NCHS - James K. Polk Memorial
Born in 1795 on the 250-acre farm worked by his parents, Jane and Samuel, James Knox Polk spent most of his childhood among the gently rolling hills of Mecklenburg County.
Polk became the first dark horse in American politics when he was chosen over Martin Van Buren as the Democratic nominee for president against Henry Clay of the Whig party.
The memorial commemorates significant events in the Polk administration: the Mexican-American War, settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute, and the annexation of California.
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 James K. Polk (1795-1849)
Upon Jackson's urging, Polk ran and was elected Governor of Tennessee in 1839.
Fellow Tennessean Andrew "Old Hickory" Jackson took such an interest in the young statesman that for years Polk was referred to as "Young Hickory." Under "Old Hickory's" tutelage, Polk served seven consecutive terms in the U. House of Representatives.
As president, Polk achieved the marked distinction of making good on all of his campaign goals.
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 Blues Family Tree Project About James Polk
Polk points to the "myth of integration" as a subversive social force which aided in the disintegration of East Austin's cultural, social, and economic base from its former self-sufficiency that was imposed by law.
Polk was one of the key figures in the Austin music scene from the late 1950s through the 1970s.
Polk, who is very unhappy with the state of the Black music community in Austin, is outspoken, articulate, and very willing to openly offer views.
www.diversearts.org /bft_james.html

  
 Booknotes
James K. Polk served as speaker of the House, and while he`s in speaker of the House, Jackson`s support at home in Tennessee begins to wane.
Polk comes into office, and I think one of the reasons he didn`t dump Buchanan was because he didn`t want that same sort of image that had haunted Jackson.
And on my desk behind me now were the 12 volumes of Polk`s correspondence and the four volumes of his diary and the four biographies I mentioned -- the four volumes of the biography by Jenkins (ph), McCormick (ph), and Salley (ph), and I hear him say, he reads, "Polk, this is Polk, that`s Polk.
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 James Knox Polk
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James Knox Polk: Presidency - Presidency To the surprise of many, the new President proved to be his own man; he even ignored...
James Knox Polk - Polk, James Knox, 1795–1849, 11th President of the United States (1845–49), b.
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 James K. Polk
It is often said that James K. Polk was the first "dark horse" to claim a presidential nomination, and during his White House campaign of 1844, his opponents were fond of sneering, "Who is James Polk?" Once he was in office, however, the question quickly lost its sarcastic bite.
While painting this portrait, Kellogg persuaded Polk to make one of his rare escapes from work to go see sculptor Hiram Powers's much-acclaimed Greek Slave, which had just been put on public view in Washington.
A diligent worker who abhorred the thought of "time unprofitably spent," Polk set four goals for his presidency reducing tariffs, creating an independent treasury system, settling the Oregon boundary dispute with Great Britain, and acquiring California.
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 Polk, James K. --  Encyclopædia Britannica
Polk, James K. 11th president of the United States (1845–49).
Brief biography of James Polk, the eleventh President of the United States of America.
James K. Polk, daguerreotype by Mathew Brady, 1849.
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 James Polk
James Polk was the last of the Jacksonians to sit in the White House.
James Polk is known for being a U.S president.
Many people thought that James Polk was one of the better presidents, others thought he could of help contribute to abolishing slavery.
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 James K. Polk (Smithsonian Infusion)
James K. Polk was born in North Carolina in 1795.
In 1825 he entered the House of Representatives, where he served for 14 years.
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 James Knox Polk: Inaugural Address. U.S. Inaugural Addresses. 1989
The inaugural ceremonies of former Tennessee Governor and Speaker of the House James Knox Polk were conducted before a large crowd that stood in the pouring rain.
The popular politician had been nominated on the ninth ballot as his party's candidate.
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 The James K. Polk Home
The son of a North Carolina farmer and surveyor, James Knox Polk was ten years old when his family moved across the Appalachian Mountains.
After only two and a half years of formal schooling in Tennessee, James K. Polk was admitted to the University of North Carolina as a sophomore.
Fervently supporting the policies of fellow Tennessee Democrat Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk was elected to the U.S. Congress at age twenty-nine.
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 james knox polk ancestors
BORN 02NOV1795, Mecklenburg Co., NC James Knox Polk was the eldest of 10 Children born to Samuel and Jane Knox Polk.
Polk Cochran, William Polk Dobson, Elizabeth Polk Guest, James Knox Polk Hall, Polk Laffoon, Polk Laffoon, James Polk Latta, William Polk...
James Polk Knox NORTHCUTT-[1442] Born: Jan 2, 1845, Grundy Co, Tennessee.
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 JAMES K. POLK
Clad always in black, Sarah Polk lived on in that home for 42 years, guarding the memory of her husband and accepting honors paid to her as honors due to him.
Buried: Tennessee State Capitol building grounds in Nashville, Tennessee, a chamber under which are buried President Polk and his wife.
Herbert Hoover * James Madison * Ulysses S. Grant * Franklin D. Roosevelt
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 Amazon.com: Books: James K. Polk: 1845 - 1849: The American Presidents Series
Polk was a Jackson disciple with the nickname "Young Hickory," but he was not a complete yes-man. For example, he sided with John C. Calhoun and against Jackson on the issue of state nullification (however, Polk was no secessionist) (p.
I knew of Polk's reputation and some of his accomplishments before this book, but I had never read a biography of the man. This is a good introduction - it's well-written and long enough to hit on all the highlights of Polk's life without committing yourself to a full biography.
Polk took office in 1845 with four aims in mind: to lower the tariff, take federal deposits away from private banks, wrest the Oregon territory from joint possession with Great Britain and make California an American territory.
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 James K. Polk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Polk's Whig opponent in the 1844 presidential election was Henry Clay of Kentucky.
Polk was not prepared to wage war with the British, however, and agreed to compromise with the British Foreign Secretary, Lord Aberdeen.
Polk now made this the casus belli, and in a message to Congress on 11 May 1846 stated that Mexico had "invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil." He did not point out that the territory in question was disputed, and did not unequivocally belong to the United States.
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 James K. Polk - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 – June 15, 1849) was the eleventh President of the United States, serving from March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849.
Polk set four clearly defined goals for his administration: the re-establishment of the independent treasury, the reduction of tariffs, the settlement of the Oregon boundary dispute, and the acquisition of California from Mexico.
Polk again vigorously championed the cause of expansion, forcefully suggesting that the United States acquire the entire territory, whose northern boundary was the parallel 54°40'.
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 James K. Polk - 11th President of the United States
James Polk — a model for modern presidents article
James K. Polk - 11th President of the United States
James K. Polk Birthplace - Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
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 James K. Polk Quotes
The gratitude of the nation to the Sovereign Arbiter of All Human Events should be commensurate with the boundless blessings which we enjoy." James K. Polk Source:4th Annual Message to Congress; December 5, 1848 "Under the blessings of Divine Providence...
They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves." James K. Polk Source:http://en.thinkexist.com/quotes/james_knox_polk/ "There is more selfishness and less principle among members of Congress...
Minorities have a right to appeal to the Constitution as a shield against such oppression." James K. Polk Source:Inaugural Address, 4 March 1845
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