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President James K. Polk
"Polk was the 11th President of the US and is credited with greatly expanding her borders."
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What US President was considered James K. Polk's mentor?
Martin Van Buren
John Quincy Adams
What perennial presidential candidate did James K. Polk defeat in the election of 1844 to become the 11th President of United Stated?
Which of these states was NOT admitted to the union during the James K. Polk administration?
During his administration, James K. Polk sought control of the Oregon territory. With what country did the United States negotiate in order to obtain this area?
What slogan became popular during the Polk administration's attempts to expand the boundaries of the United States?
Fifty-four, Forty or Fight
Who is James K. Polk?
Remember the Alamo
Go West Young Man
Which of these was NOT a reason given by James K. Polk for declaring war on Mexico in 1846?
Polk's desire to obtain California and New Mexico
Mexico's refusal to pay money owed to American merchants
Polk's desire to establish Texas' border at the Rio Grande River
Polk's desire to overthrow Mexican dictator Santa Anna
During the election of 1844 what pledge did James K. Polk make to help him get elected?
He promised to make Texas a non-slave holding state
He promised to end the Mexican War
He promised to pick a member of the Whig party as his running mate
He promised not to run for a second term
What future US President was one of James K. Polk's most vocal critics publicly condemning the war and accusing Polk of unconstitutionally starting the Mexican War?
Shortly after returning to Tennessee what happened to James K. Polk?
He was elected governor
He died, probably from cholera
He became a railroad tycoon, making millions
He became minister to Mexico
James K. Polk was initially entombed at his home. However, where were his remains moved to in 1893?
The Hermitage, home of Andrew Jackson
The grounds of the Tennessee state capital
Rio Grande National Cemetery
They were stolen and never found
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