James K. Polk (1795-1849), a Jacksonian Democrat, was the eleventh president of the United States, elected in 1844. One of the strongest proponents of "Manifest Destiny," his administration saw the annexation of the Oregon Territory south of the 49th parallel through a treaty with Britain, as well as most of what is now the American Southest by precipitating a war with Mexico.
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American President: James Polk
Fact file and comprehensive biographical sketch based on PBS series. Also includes a look at the major issues facing Polk's administration, lesson plans, and recommended links.
James K. Polk
Short biography from the official White House web site.
James K. Polk Ancestral Home
The only surviving residence of the eleventh U.S. President excluding the White House. Includes photos of the home and brief biography of Polk.
James Knox Polk
Provides a biography of American President James Knox Polk. Includes his portrait and a list of places named after him.
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