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James K. Polk's Presidency

I think it is inaccurate to say James Polk caused the Civil War (keep in mind, he died in 1849). However, you can certainly say that his actions as President certainly contributed to the start of...

Latest answer posted December 7, 2019 10:04 pm UTC

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James K. Polk's Presidency

James K. Polk took office as the eleventh President of the United States and served from 1845 to 1849. Before becoming President, Polk served as Speaker of the House of Representatives and later...

Latest answer posted July 11, 2016 9:41 pm UTC

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James K. Polk's Presidency

The “Fifty-Four Forty or Fight” slogan can be traced back to the Oregon Border Dispute between Canada and the United States. The dispute emanated from the joint settlement of both Americans and...

Latest answer posted December 29, 2016 10:30 am UTC

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James K. Polk's Presidency

The Oregon boundary dispute between Britain and the United States was resolved after the signing of the Oregon Treaty under James Polk’s term as president. The dispute emanated from a controversy...

Latest answer posted December 23, 2016 9:49 am UTC

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James K. Polk's Presidency

While there were many war hawks who greatly favored going to war with Mexico, there were also many in the United States who vehemently opposed it. Most of the opposition came from the northern...

Latest answer posted May 4, 2019 8:49 pm UTC

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James K. Polk's Presidency

It is highly unlikely that the U.S. was justified; and more likely that the U.S. provoked an unnecessary dispute with Mexico that devolved into war. Manifest Destiny was a prevailing issue in U.S....

Latest answer posted November 6, 2011 8:17 am UTC

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James K. Polk's Presidency

Under James K. Polk, who ran for office on a platform of national expansion, the United States annexed Texas, settled the border between the Oregon Territory and British Canada, and received the...

Latest answer posted February 21, 2016 9:51 pm UTC

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James K. Polk's Presidency

Two U.S. Presidents have sent significant bodies of American troops to Mexico. The first was James K. Polk, who was President during the Mexican-American War (1846-1848.) American troops invaded...

Latest answer posted November 27, 2015 3:10 pm UTC

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James K. Polk's Presidency

The United States had annexed Texas, which had recently gained its independence from Mexico, in 1845. The Mexican government, angry over this development, disputed the border of the Republic with...

Latest answer posted November 9, 2012 12:55 pm UTC

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James K. Polk's Presidency

The United States of America had an ideology of Manifest Destiny. The idea of Manifest Destiny was that Americans were chosen by God to settle the whole continent. To many this meant that the...

Latest answer posted March 28, 2016 12:00 am UTC

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James K. Polk's Presidency

President Polk’s actions toward Mexico can best be described as aggressive and desiring to fulfill the goals of the policy of Manifest Destiny. The United States and Mexico had a dispute over the...

Latest answer posted November 29, 2015 3:10 am UTC

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James K. Polk's Presidency

Generally speaking, Polk's presidency is regarded by historians as quite successful in that he achieved most of what he set out to achieve. However, one could argue that one of his biggest...

Latest answer posted August 12, 2019 8:13 am UTC

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