Facts About James K Polk

PresidencyJames K Polk, 11th President of United States, ( March 4, 1845 – March 3, 1849)
Political PartyDemocratic
BornPolk, James Knox Pineville, North Carolina, U.S., November 2, 1795
DiedAged 53 on June 15, 1849, in Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Cause of DeathCholera
GraveTennessee State Capitol, Nashville, Tennessee, United States
ParentsS. Polk and J. Knox
SpouseSarah Childress (m. 1824) ​
Children’sNever having children

More About James K Polk

  • He was the country’s first dark horse candidate.
  • Polk is remembered for advancing “manifest destiny” – the idea that the U.S. could and should expand all the way to the Pacific Ocean.
  • After four years in office, Polk kept his promise to serve only one term and retired.
  • He was the first president in office to have his photo taken in 1849.
  • Before the election of 1844, the Democratic Part could not agree on a candidate. At the last minute, party leaders proposed James K Polk.

See also:-

List of Presidents in the United States

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