He was politician american politician by profession. Before he was president he was speaker of the house of representatives 1835 1839 and the governor of tennessee 1839 1841.
Scarce president james polk signature.
James k polk signature. Polk 11th president of the united states real name was james knox polk. He was also famous from other names as knox polk. He only served one term as president.
He was american by natinoanliy. Polk is probably the most underrated president as he entered office with a vision of america s manifest destiny and made it all come true in less than three years. Commons is a freely licensed media file repository.
We have no veto of the bank bill yet. Polk half length portrait facing left. Governor of the state of tennessee from life on stone by chas.
Polk intervenes to free illegally imported slaves as he asserts the primacy of the presidency over that of the states in disposing of them likely the only such presidential order freeing slaves to ever reach the market. He was born on november 2 1795 at pineville north carolina united states. Original file svg file nominally 326 64 pixels file size.
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. Measures 3 3 4 x 1 1 4. September 4 1803 august 14 1891 was the first lady of the united states from 1845 to 1849.
Summary print shows james k. Sarah polk née childress. Polk autograph letter signed 08 22 1841 hfsid 286034 six days after president tyler vetoed clay s bank bill but before the tennessee governor learns of the veto polk writes from nashville.
She was the wife of the 11th president of the united states james k. James knox polk november 2 1795 june 15 1849 was the 11th president of the united states. 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.
Polk the aged jackson correctly sensing that the people favored expansion urged the choice of a candidate committed to the nation s manifest destiny. This included a plan to annex texas and wrest all of the vast lands north of the rio grande from mexico including california. By the signature on this document he freed two slaves.
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