United States History, Law and Politics: Presidents

President James Knox Polk

by William P. Meyers

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James Knox Polk was the 11th President of the United States of America. He was born on November 2, 1795 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. A Democratic Party member, he became President on March 4, 1845 and served until March 4, 1849. He died on June 15, 1849. Polk was a slaver who instigated a war against Mexico, which greatly enlarged the territory conquered by the United States.

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Texas and the Marco Polo Bridge Incident [March 26, 2010]

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