James K Polk

James K Polk

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  • James K Polk #11      Young Hickory
  • 170 electoral votes
  • Democratic party 
  • 4 years in office 
  • Personal background
  • In 1820 Polk starts a law practice in tennessee 
  • Elected to The House of Representatives 
  • Became governor of Tennessee 
  • Famous Quote 
  • "No President who preforms his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure"
  • Foreign issue 
  • Annexation of Texas
  • Domestic issue 
  • Walker tariff of 1846
  • Fun Facts 
  • Annexation of Texas 
  • the United States expanded significantly with theannexation of the Republic of Texas, the Oregon Territory, and the Mexican Cession following the American victory in the Mexican–American War
  •  In 1846, Polk delivered Walker's tariff proposal to Congress. Walker urged its adoption in order to increase commerce between the U.S. and Britain.
  • Earned the Nickname young Hickory 
  • Wasn't expected to run for president 
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