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James K. Polk | Jean-Luc Luna

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Transcript of James K. Polk | Jean-Luc Luna

Childhood
Born on November 2, 1795
Brother was William H. Polk, mother was Jane Polk, father was Samuel Polk
Moved to Tenessee in 1805
Life After Presidency
after first term, took a journey across the southern states
after the trip, he moved to a new home in Nashville, Tenessee
died on June 15, 1849
Life Before President
He graduated from the University of North Carolina in 1818
He served in the Tenessee legislature and befriended Andrew Jackson
After serving in the legislature, he went to the U.S. House of Representatives for
Presidency
Elected on March 4, 1845 and served from 1845-1849
Led the Mexican- American War, and won!
wanted to bring the Oregon land into the United States
"51-40 or fight!"
James K. Polk | Jean-Luc Luna
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