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    James K. Polk was born in 1795 on November 2nd in a log cabin in Mecklenberg, North Carolina. Polk was the oldest of ten children in his family, and his family moved to Tennessee when he was young. James K. Polk was often sick when he was a child, and when Polk was in his teenage years, he survived a major urinary stones operation. Nevertheless, Polk still pursued to further his education. After graduating the University of North Carolina in 1818, he studied law under a Nashville attorney. He even

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    James K. Polk was elected as president of the United States in 1848 and with him he brought a determination to expand territory more than any other president had before. In his one term administration he expanded the country by two-thirds. Polks hunger for more land resulted in a war with Mexico over Texas which evoked lots of opposition from the Whig party. The idea of Manifest Destiny was germinating throughout Democrats everywhere, countering the Whig ideology of “true republicanism”. They believed

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    At the age of 10 Polk moved with his family from his native North Carolina to middle Tennessee. It was a grueling though the doubtlessly exciting journey of nearly 500 miles by wagon terrain. In Tennessee, they were met by Ezekiel Polk, Polk's grandfather, who had already purchased land and settled there. The lad helped his father clear a section for their new home in the for title Duck River. A long-time advocate of free trade, Polk signed into the law a significant reduction in the tariff

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    Title James k polk Write your introduction here James k polk was the 11th president. He was born november 2 1795 in Mecklenburg county north carolina. HIs political party affiliation was democrat . Early Life James k polk is the eldest of ten kids. James lived in a tidy and well organized household. James k lived with his mother jane k polk who believed in raising kids according to the strict presbyterian gospel of duty. James k was not a healthy child. James k suffered most of his young childhood

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    During the 1844 presidential election Whig party signs boldly asked the question “Who is James K. Polk?” (Miller 2015) in reference to the supposed unknown status of the democratic candidate. The same question if often still asked today as he is an often overlooked president. While not as popular as Washington, Lincoln, or either of the Roosevelt’s, President James K. Polk nonetheless deserves a place among those considered the most successful presidents of the United States. By the end of his term

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    United States, James K. Polk was often considered the last strong president before Civil War. Despite that he is not as well-known as George Washington, Abraham Lincoln and Franklin Roosevelt, no one can deny that his contributions to the United States was tremendous. During his term in the White House, the United States gained more than 800,000 square miles of territory which equals to one-third of land the US had by that time and extended across the continent for the first time. Also, James reduced tariff

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    James K. Polk was born on November 2, 1795 in North Carolina, but quickly moved to Tennessee soon after. This is where Polk entered the world of politics by being elected into the Tennessee House of Representatives as a democrat, in 1823. Polk also became Governor of Tennessee in 1839, but that only lasted for one term, even though he ran for reelection in both 1841 and 1843. Suddenly, in 1844 Polk became the “compromise candidate” (History.com Staff) for the Democratic Party during the 1845 election

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    James K. Polk was the eleventh President, from 1845 to 1849. James K. Polk had said in his inaugural address on March 4, 1845, “ The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our government. “ He basically is saying that we as citizens and people in the world should not have any fear in military ambition from our government. Polk’s presidency reflected this statement by achieving his four main goals he set out to achieve during his presidency. The four main goals were to cut tariffs, reestablishing

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    On the sad day of June 15th 1829 James K. polk passed on. Cholera was able to take him down sadly at age 53 in Nashville, Tennessee. James will be forever missed by his friends and family. James was born on November 2, 1795 in a log cabin in the state of North Carolina. His parents were Samuel and Jane Polk. He also had 9 siblings that he loved very much and he was a loving husband to Sarah Polk. When James was a little boy he moved with his family to Columbia Tennessee. There his father work

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    Expansionism under James K. Polk During the years surrounding James K. Polk's presidency, the United States of America grew economically, socially, and most noticeably geographically. In this time period, the western boundaries of the Untied States would be expanded all the way to the Pacific Ocean. Many Americans in the 19th century believed that the acquisition of this territory to the west was their right and embraced the concept of "Manifest Destiny". This concept was the belief that

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