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James K. Polk was not an abolitionist. He owned slaves and passed them down to his family when he died... he denied the Wilmot Proviso, although he wanted to continue the 36° 30' line west to the pacific so that slavery could not be established anywhere north of the line...

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Yes in fact he believed in creating an army of slaves in pursuit of Manifest Destiny.

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No - he did not speak out against slavery; he lived in a slave state and when a slavery related issue came up , he was on the pro-slavery side if he had to take s stand.

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Yes he supported Slavery

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Yes, Polk owned some slaves.

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