JAMES KNOX POLK November 2, 1795 - June 15, 1849

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Polk: The Man Who Transformed the Presidency and America

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  • James Knox Polk (, de – , de ) foi o º entre 1845 e 1849. Polk nasceu na e posteriormente cresceu e representou o . Membro do , ele foi o 17º entre 1835 e 1839 e o entre 1839 e 1841. Sua vitória na foi uma surpresa, derrotando do ao prometer anexar o . Polk foi um dos líderes da Democracia Jacksoniana durante o Segundo Sistema de Partidos.

    Jenkins, John Stilwell. James Knox Polk, and a history of his administration. Auburn and Buffalo, N.Y.: J. E. Beardsley, 1850. Reprint, Auburn, N.Y.: J.M. Alden, 1851.

  • The descendants of James Knox Polk Vest (1844-1896) and Elizabeth (Franklin) Vest (1845-1913) are invited to attend and to bring a potluck dish to be served at 12:30 p.m., followed by a reunion program and visiting.

    Hickman, George H. The Life and Public Services of the Hon. James Knox Polk, with a compendium of his speeches on various public measures. Baltimore: N. Hickman, 1844.

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    Cooper, William Ross. The Ancestral Family Lineage of James Knox Polk, President of the United States of America. Hickman Mills, Mo.: N.p., 1941.

11th President: James K Polk (1845-1849)

James Knox Polk (, –, ) was the eleventh , serving from , to , . Polk was born in , but mostly lived in and represented the of . A , Polk served as (–) and (–) prior to becoming president. He is () the only former Speaker of the House to become President. He is noted for his expansionist beliefs, for his pledge to serve only one term, and for becoming the first "" (a candidate who unexpectedly gains the party nomination) to win the presidency.