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James K Polk

  1. 1. James K. PolkJames K. Polk “Napoleon of the Stump”“Napoleon of the Stump” 1111thth presidentpresident DemocratDemocrat 1845-18481845-1848 "No President who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure." 1st photo taken of a sitting President!
  2. 2. 1844 election1844 election
  3. 3. 33rdrd time is the charm?time is the charm? • Hooray for Clay! • “I’d rather be right than be president”
  4. 4. 4 point plan4 point plan
  5. 5. Walker Tariff-1846Walker Tariff-1846 • Robert Walker-Sec of Treasury • Brings it back down to 25%
  6. 6. Oregon FeverOregon Fever • 54 40 or fight!
  7. 7. Treaty with Great Britain-1846Treaty with Great Britain-1846
  8. 8. Independent TreasuryIndependent Treasury
  9. 9. Manifest DestinyManifest Destiny
  10. 10. CaliforniaCalifornia
  11. 11. Texas border disputeTexas border dispute
  12. 12. War beginsWar begins • “Mexico has passed the boundary of the U.S., has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon American soil.” 11 Americans killed in border dispute
  13. 13. ““Spot Resolutions”Spot Resolutions” • Whether that spot is or is not within a settlement of people, which settlement has existed ever since long before the Texas revolution, and until its inhabitants fled before the approach of the United States army. • Young Whig Congressman from Illinois
  14. 14. Abraham LincolnAbraham Lincoln
  15. 15. Old Rough and ReadyOld Rough and Ready
  16. 16. Old Fuss and FeathersOld Fuss and Feathers
  17. 17. Kearney and FremontKearney and Fremont
  18. 18. Treaty of Guadalupe HidalgoTreaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo
  19. 19. Is this ok?Is this ok?
  20. 20. Department of the InteriorDepartment of the Interior
  21. 21. Declaration of SentimentsDeclaration of Sentiments
  22. 22. Polk RetiresPolk Retires
  23. 23. ““Young Hickory”Young Hickory” 1795-18491795-1849 Dies 103 days after leaving presidency
  24. 24. They might be GiantsThey might be Giants James K Polk
  25. 25. Washington Monument begins-1848Washington Monument begins-1848 • Not finished until 1884 (restarted in 1876) 555 feet tall

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