James K. Polk

James K. Polk was the 11th President of the United States. He served as president from March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849

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What was James Polk's military service?

He was briefly a colonel in a Tennessee militia cavalry unit during peace time.

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Where did James K Polk go to college?

Polk went to the University of North Carolina, graduating with honors in 1818.

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What were James K.Polk's interests?

James Polk had no discernible outside interests.

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Why did the Democrats nominate James K. Polk?

To put it simply they could not agree on anybody else. They required a 2/3 majority to nominate. Martin Van Buren got a majority on the first ballot but not the two-thirds. When the voted again, some people switched to other candidates- Lewis Cass, Richard Johnson and James Buchanan all made strong showings in the several votes but nobody could get the needed 2/3 . On the ninth ballot Polk became the compromise "dark house" and got the nomination. He was not an unknown, having served as speaker of the House and governor of Tennesee but was not being pushed for president when the comvention started.

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Who was president after james polk?

Zachary Taylor was next after Polk.

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What do Andrew Jackson Andrew Johnson and James K. Polk have in common?

These men all spent their adult lives in Tennessee and all are buried there. They belonged to the same Democratic party until Johnson was chosen to run for vice-president with Lincoln.

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Why did Polk want Mexico to attack the us first?

Polk wanted something to happen in order to get public support for a war against Mexico. This is why when American soldiers crossed the border into Mexico and were attacked by Mexicans, Polk said that "American blood had been spilled on American soil". Even though this statement was false(the soldiers were in Mexico) it was the event that now made war viable because the public would support a war to defend its borders. Polk like many presidents wanted to expand United States borders.

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James K. Polk

What is the value of a 1849-1850 Zachary Taylor 1 dollar coin?

The coin is just a 2009 Presidential dollar. The dual date 1849-1850 is the term of office he served. Value is $1- it's made of brass, not gold.

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James K. Polk family background?

I believe that on his fathers side they came from Scottland

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What is James Polks nickname?

Young Hickory was his nickname.

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James k. Polk 3 step war plan?

1. Drive Mexican forces out of Texas and secure the border

2. Seize new Mexico and California

3.Gain control of Mexico city

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When was James Polk the President of the United States?

James Knox Polk was the 11th U.S. President from March 4, 1845 to March 4, 1849.

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What was Captain James Cook's full name?

john james pace cook

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Where did James K. Polk get married?

Polk married Sarah Childress at the bride's home near Murfreesboro, Tennessee on January 1, 1824.

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What wars were during James Polk's presidency?

The US declared war on Mexico while Polk was President. There was a dispute with Britain over the Oregon boundary, but it was settled peaceably.

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Why did James K. Polk leave office?

He decided not to run for a second term and so left office because his term was up.

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When did James K. Polk become president?

James Knox Polk served from March 4, 1845 to March 3, 1849. He served for just one 4-year term.

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What was Mr Polk's War?

It was the Mexican-American war in 1846-1848. It was called "mr. Polk's war" by those who believed that president James K. Polk's aggression was an attempt to extend slavery. They called it this to take away national support of the war.

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Was James K. Polk famous for seizing land from Mexico?

Right.

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What did James Polk do?

James Knox Polk was the 11th United States President.

He was born on a 250-acre farm in Pineville, North Carolina on November 2, 1795. His family moved to Tennessee when he was 11.

After a mere two years of formal education James Knox Polk returned to North Carolina to become an honor student at the University of North Carolina. Upon graduation, he studied law in Nashville and then established a law practice in Columbia.

During his first year in the Tennessee Legislature, he was introduced to Sarah Childress by Andrew Jackson. They were married on January 1, 1824.

His Congressional career lasted fourteen years including two terms as Speaker of the House. Polk returned home and successfully ran for governor of Tennessee. After a two year term he failed to be reelected.

He revived his political career came at the Democratic convention where he became a compromise candidate and when on to win the White House.

His administration froth with achievement. He expanded the borders of the United States to the Pacific Ocean while adding three states to the Union, started the Naval Academy, began construction of the Washington Monument and issued the first postage stamp while proclaiming a uniform standard for all the states; elections would be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November.

True to his campaign pledge, he served only a four year term. He and Sarah returned to Tennessee. The couple embarked on an extensive tour of the southern states. At the end of the trip, he moved into his recently purchased estate in Nashville, "Polk Place." Just four months after leaving the White House Polk was dead at the age of 53.

He was buried at the Nashville City Cemetery and later reinterred on the lawn of his home "Polk Place" under a monument designed by architect William Strickland. His widow, Sarah endured the longest widowhood of any first lady and was in her 43rd year when death took her at the mansion. She was buried beside her husband at age 87. Two years after her death Polk Place was demolished and both bodies and the monument were relocated to the grounds of the State Capitol.

The Ancestral Home in Columbia, Tennessee was constructed by the Presidents father and is the only surviving residence of where Polk lived.

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Who was James K. Polk?

the president to gain the most territory during his one term.

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What did James K. Polk do in his free time?

Polk did not show any interests outside of politics.

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What is the value of 1845-1849 James K. Polk dollar coin?

Like three bucks, unless it is mint condition which would make it worth around six dollars at most. You should save it, they will be worth a lot more in the coming years.

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These coins are still in circulation. If you get some rolls of dollar coins from your local bank you can likely find one in good condition. You can still order them from the US mint postpaid for $39.90 for a roll of 25, so don't pay more than $1.60 for one in mint condition!

As for saving them, with the current low interest rates you do not have much to lose since you can always spend them, but don't count on getting rich from them.

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Why was James K. Polk impeached?

James K. Polk was never impeached.

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What were James K. Polk's hobbies?

Polk had no known hobbies. He had but one interest -- politics.

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