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Polk

 (pōk), James Knox 1795-1849.
The 11th president of the United States (1845-1849), whose term was marked by the Mexican War (1846-1848) and the establishment of the 49th parallel as the country's northern border (1846).

Polk

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(Biography) James Knox. 1795–1849, US statesman; 11th president of the US (1845–49). During his administration, Texas and territory now included in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and California were added to the Union

Polk

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n.
James Knox, 1795–1849, the 11th president of the U.S. 1845–49.
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