James K. Polk: The American Presidents Series: the 11th President, 1845-1849

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Trade Cloth, Times Books/Henry Holt Co., 2003, ISBN# 0805069429
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Examines the political career and presidency of James K. Polk, noting his service as Speaker of the House and governor of Tennessee and his role in the disputed Oregon boundary and war on Mexico.

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Examines the political career and presidency of James K. Polk, noting his service as Speaker of the House and governor of Tennessee and his role in the disputed Oregon boundary and war on Mexico.

The story of a pivotal president who watched over our westward expansion and solidified the dream of Jacksonian democracy
James K. Polk was a shrewd and decisive commander in chief, the youngest president elected to guide the still-young nation, who served as Speaker of the House and governor of Tennessee before taking office in 1845. Considered a natural successor to Andrew Jackson, "Young Hickory" miraculously revived his floundering political career by riding a wave of public sentiment in favor of annexing the Republic of Texas to the Union.
Shortly after his inauguration, he settled the disputed Oregon boundary and by 1846 had declared war on Mexico in hopes of annexing California. The considerably smaller American army never lost a battle. At home, however, Polk suffered a political firestorm of antiwar attacks from many fronts. Despite his tremendous accomplishments, he left office an extremely unpopular man, on whom stress had taken such a physical toll that he died within three months of departing Washington. Fellow Tennessean John Seigenthaler traces the life of this president who, as Truman noted, "said what he intended to do and did it."

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Number of Pages: 192
Number in Series: 1
Original Languages: English
Author: Seigenthaler, John
Street Date: -62135769600000
Series Title: American Presidents
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co
Publication Date: January, 2004
ISBN-13: 9780805069426
Brand: Generic
Digital Video Formats: Hardcover
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.75 x 8.50 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0805069429
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