- Name: James K. Polk
- Born: 11/02/1795
- Died: 06/15/1849 (53 years old)
James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795– June 15, 1849) was the 11th president of the United States, serving from 1845 to 1849. He previously was Speaker of the House of Representatives (1835–1839) and governor of Tennessee (1839–1841). A protégé of Andrew Jackson, he was a member of the Democratic Party and an advocate of Jacksonian democracy. Polk is chiefly known for extending the territory of the United States during the Mexican–American War; during his presidency, the United States expanded significantly with the annexation of the Republic of Texas, the Oregon Territory, and the Mexican Cession following the American victory in the Mexican–American War.
Birth Name: James Knox Polk
Alias: Young Hickory, Napoleon of the Stump
Birth Place: Pineville, North Carolina, U.S.
Death Place: Nashville, Tennessee, U.S.
James K. Polk quotes :
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
One great object of the Constitution was to restrain majorities from oppressing minorities or encroaching upon their just rights.James K. Polk
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
Peace, plenty, and contentment reign throughout our borders, and our beloved country presents a sublime moral spectacle to the world.James K. Polk