James Knox Polk (President of the United States to 11)

James Knox Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, 2 November 1795 - died in Nashville, Tennessee, June 15, 1849 at the age of 53 years. He is the President of the United States 11 (4 March 1845-4 March 1849. When Democrats recruited him, Polk chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives (1835-1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839-1841) to serve as president. It stems from the party Democrats and was accompanied by Vice President George M. DallasPolk known for his efforts to annex Texas in 1845 that produced the war against Mexico in the years 1846 to 1848. At the age of 17 years that a doctor had dissected to remove gallstones. After surgery, she was healthy again. Along to recover his health, energy and ambition to be great, too. At the age of 23 years he completed his education at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with honors cum-laude, two years later he obtained permission to open a law practice.

As a young lawyer, James Polk entered politics and became a member of state parliament TennesseeIa friends with Andrew Jackson, seventh U.S. president. In 1824 he was elected to the House of Representatives of the United States, which he struggled for 14 tahunTahun 1839 he resigned as House of Representatives and became governor of the state of Tennessee. In 1844, James Polk became president of the Democratic candidate. Because he is not a major party's presidential candidate, then he became a presidential candidate "dark horse" first in American history. As a presien, James Polk was President of the United States one of the most effective at the beginning of the 19th century.

In domestic politics, he reached all the most important goals of the Democratic Party. In his presidency, James Polk to expand the territory of the United States into the Pacific Ocean. In 1846, Britain handed Oregon to the United States, the region bordering the Pacific Ocean, instead of America to the British surrender Vancouver area.

In the same year the New Mexico gave California to Mexico and the United States after the war between the U.S. and Mexico ended. Instead, Americans pay 15 million dollars to Mexico and take over the demands of the loss of the Americans to Mexico. At the end of his term, James Polk left the White House and moved to Nashville, Tennessee, where he fell sakit.Tiga months later, on June 15, 1849 he died. James Polk and his wife did not have children.

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