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    When James K. Polk ran for president, he called for an expansion of states including Texas, California, and all of Oregon. At the time, Oregon was shared with Britain under The Treaty of 1818. Polk was tired of sharing the Oregon Territory and was willing to fight for it, Which gave him the slogan “54 40 or fight”. Once he won the election, Polk declared war on Great Britain. The Americans outnumbered Britain by the ratio 6-1. In June 1846, Britain surrendered, conflict was avoided and gave the Oregon Territory to the Americans. If James K. Polk didn’t run for president the Oregon Territory would still be shared with Britain because Polk’s strongest proposal was expanding the U.S Territory, he was willing to negotiate with Britain, and he followed through with his proposals unlike most presidents. James K. Polk strongest proposal was expanding the U.S Territory. While running for president, the slogan that lead Polk to winning the election was “54 40 or fight”. 54 40 was the northern boundary line of Oregon, the area that Polk wanted an expansion for. Polk was a unknown candidate who came out of nowhere and won the election. Everyone would had voted for his opponent Henry Clay if Polk didn’t make his expansion proposal. James K. Polk not only seized the Oregon Territory in his term, he managed to seized over ⅓ of the U.S. Polk…

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    than the United States. In 1836, Texas gained independence from Mexico, but the United States did not include Texas into the union for various reasons: the government not wanting to add a new slave state, and also that the Mexican government warning the United States than any attempt to annex Texas would lead to war. Even after these circumstances the process of annexation was quickly started by the United States after the 1844 election of Polk. James K. Polk was born in Mecklenburg County,…

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    James K. Polk became the 11th president of the United States from 1845-1849. He was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina in 1795 and graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1818 (Freidel). Polk was known as the “dark horse” candidate because he was the underdog and not very well known in the presidential election of 1844 (History). After graduating from the University of North Carolina, Polk began to study law in Nashville, Tennessee and got a job as the clerk of the state…

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    James K. Polk Thesis

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    James K. Polk was a rugged, thorough, and successful commander in chief. Although James K. Polk only served one term, he was considered to be one of the more aggressive, and moving forward presidents to ever hold office. Polk came across as either a very great man, or as a man who missed great opportunities. James K. Polk had a rough childhood, but as he got older it began to get better. He was born on November 2nd 1795 in Pineville North Carolina, to father Samuel Polk (1772-1827) and mother…

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    James K. Polk Goals

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    In the 1845 to 1849 James K. Polk was the eleventh president of the United State. As the chief executive, his principle objectives were to restore the United States Treasury Department, secure the domains of Oregon and get the regions of California and New Mexico. James achieved each of these goals. He drove the nation to war with Mexico and picked up a great deal of locale in the midst of his term in office. Despite what various may think, James K. Polk is outstanding across more than a few…

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    In my opinion, James K. Polk does not deserve a high ranking for his presidency. According to Lindgren, James K. Polk averaged well above 4.0 on a 5.0 point scale. This study resulted from a survey of 78 scholars who ranked James K. Polk as the 10th best president (Lindgren 3). James K. Polk was elected as the eleventh President of the United States in 1844. According to the video, he was known as the dark horse of the election. James K. Polk was a Democrat and was from Tennessee. Even…

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    United States was Justified The United States was justified in going to war with Mexico because of many reasons. An interesting fact is that some religious people thought it was God’s plan that the US needed to go to war with Mexico. Another interesting fact is that James K. Polk asked the Senate and the House of Representatives to go to war with Mexico. The United States was justified in going to war with Mexico because of manifest destiny, a growing population, and the border problems. The war…

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    1. Explain the discussion in the James Polk Administration over the Oregon Country President James K. Polk’s foreign policy encompassed the westward territory and was determined to sweep across the continent and take full domain of the rich environment of California and the Oregon Territory. While running for President, Polk promised to finalize the Oregon Territory dispute between the United States and Great Britain, and quickly after being elected, he promoted the 1844 campaign with a catchy…

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    American Annexation Dbq

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    Celeste Martinez Assignment 4 During his term, U.S. President James K. Polk oversaw the greatest territorial expansion of the United States to date. Polk accomplished this through the annexation of Texas in 1845, the negotiation of the Oregon Treaty with Great Britain in 1846, and the conclusion of the Mexican-American War in 1848, which ended with the signing and ratiication of the Treaty of Guadalupe-Hidalgo in 1848. The annexation of Texas to the United States became a topic of political and…

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    war were unjust. The official reason for declaring war was a small skirmish that was debated in more ways than one. Many believed that it was set up by Polk to push his agenda. He had always been a strong advocate in expansion and had built his platform on wanting to expand into parts of northern Mexico and to gain territories further to the west that Mexico controlled. Overall, the war was costly, probably unnecessary, and completely unjust. In 1845, President James K. Polk asked Congress for…

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