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James K. Polk, our 11th President, returned the country to Jacksonian-Democratic rule. He is most famous for the Mexican War (of which Lincoln was an adamant critic) and his expansionist policy in general. For his biography, you'd be best served reading "A Country of Vast Designs" by Robert Merry.

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James K. Polk, 11th President of the United Sates, Ancestral Home, Columbia, Tennessee

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100+ Facts About US Presidents 11- James K Polk

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James K. Polk - Often referred to as the first "dark horse" President, James K. Polk was the last of the Jacksonians to sit in the White House, and the last strong President until the Civil War.

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President James Polk member of Columbia Lodge No. 31, TN

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James Knox Polk ( 1795-1849) was the 11th President of the United States (1845–1849). Polk was born in North Carolina. A Democrat, Polk served as the 17th Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839–1841). Polk was the dark horse candidate for president in 1844, defeating Henry Clay of the rival Whig Party by promising to annex Texas. Polk was a leader of Jacksonian Democracy during the Second Party System.

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James K Polk - Google Search President from 1845-1849

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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. Learn more: http://go.wh.gov/ASjP5T

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James Polk - 11th United States President.

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James K. Polk Statue, Presidents Tour, Rapid City, South Dakota - 11th President of the United States of America

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