James Knox Polk

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Noun1.James Knox Polk - 11th President of the United StatesJames Knox 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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The belief that the United States went to war to take Texas away from Mexico is widely believed on both sides of the border, and it is yet another example of an historical libel, with President James Knox Polk cast as the arch-villain of the whole affair.
James Knox Polk was born on November 2, 1795, on the outskirts of Charlotte, North Carolina.
Although the notes on the package cover assert that James Knox Polk, who occupied the White House between 1845-1849, "is considered one of the greatest American presidents," he is also one of the lesser-known ones.