James K. Polk was an American politician. He was a Democrat.
He served as the 11th President of the United States, as well as Governor of Tennessee. He was the leader of Jacksonian Democracy during the Second Party System.
He won the Mexican–American War of 1846, which gave the United States most of its present Southwest.
Historians have praised his foreign policy and he has been ranked among the greatest Presidents of all time.
He was married to Sarah Childress. He died of cholera at the age of 53.
Although... the Chief Magistrate must almost of necessity be chosen by a party and stand pledged to its principles and measures, yet in his official action he should not be the President of a party only, but of the whole people of the United States.James K. Polk
One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.James K. Polk
Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.James K. Polk
The world has nothing to fear from military ambition in our Government.James K. Polk
Well may the boldest fear and the wisest tremble when incurring responsibilities on which may depend our country's peace and prosperity, and in some degree the hopes and happiness of the whole human family.James K. Polk
James K. Polk
was a famous American politician,
who was born on
November 2, 1795. As a person born on this date, James K. Polk is listed in our database as the 7th
most popular celebrity for the day (November 2).
People born on November 2
fall under the Zodiac sign of Scorpio, the Scorpion.
James K. Polk is the 252nd most popular Scorpio.
Aside from information specific to James K. Polk's birthday, James K. Polk is the 1749th most famous American.
In general, James K. Polk ranks as the 2987th
most popular famous person, and the 39th most popular us president of all time.
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