James K. Polk

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Born
November 2, 1795

Birth Place
Pineville, North

Political party
Democratic

Spouse(s)
Sarah Childress Polk

Occupation
Lawyer, Farmer

Religion
Methodist

Died
June 15, 1849

Death Place
Nashville, Tennessee


James Knox Polk was served as the 11th President of the United States. A firm follower of Andrew Jackson, Polk was the last strong pre-Civil War president. Polk is renowned for his foreign policy successes. He is more famous for foremost the nation into the Mexican American War, in which the US was victorious. As president, Polk "extended the Union by settling claims to Texas and the Oregon Territory and by acquiring California and the Southwest". Polk signed the Walker Tariff that brings an era of nearly free trade to the country until 1861.

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