Facts About James K Polk
|Presidency||James K Polk, 11th President of United States, ( March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849)|
|Born||Polk, James Knox Pineville, North Carolina, U.S., November 2, 1795|
|Died||Aged 53 on June 15, 1849, in Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Cause of Death||Cholera|
|Grave||Tennessee State Capitol, Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Parents||S. Polk and J. Knox|
|Spouse||Sarah Childress (m. 1824) |
|Children’s||Never having children|
More About James K Polk
- He was the country’s first dark horse candidate.
- Polk is remembered for advancing “manifest destiny” – the idea that the U.S. could and should expand all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
- After four years in office, Polk kept his promise to serve only one term and retired.
- He was the first president in office to have his photo taken in 1849.
- Before the election of 1844, the Democratic Part could not agree on a candidate. At the last minute, party leaders proposed James K Polk.
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