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James K. Polk

James K. Polk was the nation's 11th president. He was president during the Mexican-American War. He served only one term.

White House Biography
The White House site always does a good job with presidential biographies, and this one is no exception.

Fun Facts
History isn't always just names and dates. Check out these fun facts about President James K. Polk.

The History of the Presidential Election
EVERY election, from George Washington to the present. Which political parties have come and gone? Who has been elected more times than anybody else? Who were the "Know-Nothings"? All these and more are answered in this expansive yet easy-to-read article.

American Presidents: Life Portraits
Get a good overview of the life and presidency of James K. Polk.

Polk and the Settlement of the West
This PBS site gives you a great look at the settlement of the West and how President Polk handled it.

Polk's Inaugural Address
Read for yourself what this president had to say when he was sworn into office.

The Papers of James K. Polk
List includes his inaugural address and State of the Union speeches, as well as other important papers.

James K. Polk Memorial
This historic site keeps alive the memory of President Polk and his homestead.

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