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Do you have ancestors who served in the Mexican-American War? On May 13, 1846, the U.S. Congress overwhelmingly approved President James K. Polk’s request to declare war on Mexico.

James Polk, the 11th President. This photograph was captured in 1849. Polk was the first President to ever be photographed while in office.

James K Polk - Google Search President from 1845-1849

President James A. Garfield and daughter. Garfield's presidency lasted just 200 days until he was killed by assassin Charles J. Guiteau on July 2, 1881.

President James K Polk: “The passion for office among members of Congress is very great, if not absolutely disreputable, and greatly embarrasses the operations of the Government. They create offices by their own votes and then seek to fill them themselves.” Read more at www.brainyquote.c...

President Barack Obama talks with former President Bill Clinton in the Lower Press Office before addressing the media in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House, Dec. 10, 2010. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

In 1998, then U.S. president Bill Clinton met a baby who was named after him in a village in Uganda. Fourteen years later, the former president was reunited with his “Ugandan son.” Clinton was in Uganda to support an effort to “eliminate diarrheal deaths among Ugandan children.” The Clinton Health Access Initiative, which the former president founded in 2002, is working with the Ugandan Ministry of Health to help increase access to effective treatments for diarrhea.

President James Monroe - Presidential Oath of Office Administered to James Monroe by the Honorable John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court.

James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States from 1845-1849