James K. Polk


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Noun1.James K. Polk - 11th President of the United StatesJames K. Polk - 11th President of the United States; his expansionism led to the Mexican War and the annexation of California and much of the southwest (1795-1849)
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Sarah Childress Polk, the wife of James K. Polk, the 11th American president (1845-49), wrote no memoir and kept no diary, unlike Louisa Adams, the wife of John Quincy Adams.
Merry, longtime Washington journalist and publishing executive, is the author of books on American history and foreign policy, including A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War, and the Conquest of the American Continent.
When James K. Polk beat Martin Van Buren for the Democratic nomination, the party's libertarian-leaning anti-slavery wing had to take a back seat to the slaveholders and expansionists.
Why has the myth that the Mexican War was the fault of President James K. Polk persisted until today?
A Country of Vast Designs: James K. Polk, the Mexican War and the Conquest of the American Continent.
Perhaps Gibbs had in mind James K. Polk, the nation's greatest president never to seek reelection and the subject of Robert W.
That would be James K. Polk, who pushed for war with Mexico in 1846 after the Mexican army killed American soldiers in disputed territory along the Rio Grande River.
Manifest ambition; James K. Polk and civil-military relations during the Mexican War.
James K. Polk, who supported territorial expansion and annexing Texas as a state, was elected President in 1844, and the following year, the U.S.
Previous duty stations include: USS George Washington (CVN 73); USS James K. Polk (SSN 645); TRF Planning Dept Nuclear QA Kings Bay, GA; USS Trepang (SSN 674); USS Henry M.