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life of James Knox Polk

Jenkins, John S.

life of James Knox Polk

by Jenkins, John S.

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Published by J. M. Alden in Auburn .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Polk, James K. 1795-1849

  • Edition Notes

    Statementlate president of the United States, by John S. Jenkins.
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsE417 .J521
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxv, [17]-395 p.
    Number of Pages395
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL6554797M
    LC Control Number13004015
    OCLC/WorldCa3156524

    The best biography on James K. Polk is by Charles Grier Sellers, now professor emeritus at UC-Berkeley. Unfortunately, Sellers abandoned his biography of Polk after completing the first two volumes (), taking readers to the outbreak of the Mexican War in   He retired utterly exhausted and ill, and was dead within four months of leaving office. This book highlights his early life and political rise to the presidency. It is a short book, but full of information and is written in a very readable by: 2.

    Additional Physical Format: Online version: Jenkins, John S. (John Stilwell), Life of James Knox Polk. Hudson: P.S. Wynkoop, (OCoLC)   Address of James K. Polk, to the People of Tennessee, April 3, (FP76 ) Eulogy on the Life, Character, and Public Services of the Late ex-President Polk, J (EW66 ) James Knox Polk, and a History of His Administration. (EJ45 ) The Life of James Knox Polk. (EJ).

    James Knox Polk was the right president at the right time. He came to power amid a growing sense of "Manifest Destiny" that encouraged westward expansion and imparted a sense of duty to those moving toward the ever-growing frontiers. Perhaps, then, it is fitting that Polk grew up, for much of his life, on the frontier–then defined as Tennessee. A fifth grade student was interviewed about President Polk, in honor of whom her school was named. In the eleventh in a series on American presidents, the life and career of James Polk was discussed.


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Book digitized by Google from the library of the University of California and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Skip to main content. This The life of James Knox Polk by Jenkins, John S. (John Stilwell), Book from the life of James Knox Polk book of University of California Language English.

Book digitized by Google from the. texts All Books All Texts latest This Just In Smithsonian Libraries FEDLINK (US) Genealogy Lincoln Collection. National Emergency The life of James Knox Polk by Jenkins, John S. (John Stilwell), Publication date Topics Polk, James K. (James Knox), Publisher Auburn, J.

AldenPages: Polk, James K. (James Knox), Life and public services of the Hon. James Knox Polk with a compendium of his speeches on various public measures. Also, a sketch of the life. James K. Polk was the eldest child of Samuel and Jane Knox Polk. At age 11 he moved with his family to Tennessee, where his father operated a prosperous farm in Maury county.

Who was James K. Polk married to. In James K. Polk married Sarah Childress, the daughter of a prominent slaveholding family. James K. Polk is the eleventh book in The American Presidents series – a biographical series chronicling the Presidents of the United States.

John Seigenthaler wrote this particular instalment and edited by Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr. James Knox Polk was the eleventh president of the United States (–).

He previously was speaker of the House of Representatives (–) and /5. This book covers Polk's life before becoming President and his last days and epilogue but almost the entire book focuses on his four goals and how they were achieved during his term.

I found the interactions with others interesting, and in the section on the west the names of junior officers that would become famous in the Civil War/5().

The story of a pivotal president who watched over our westward expansion and solidified the dream of Jacksonian democracy. James K. Polk was a shrewd and decisive commander in chief, the youngest president elected to guide the still-young nation, who served as Speaker of the House and governor of Tennessee before taking office in Cited by: 2.

Also available in digital form. Title The life of James Knox Polk, Contributor Names Jenkins, John S. (John Stilwell), The Life of James Knox Polk.

John Stilwell Jenkins. Alden, - Presidents - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book. James K. Polk occupied the White House for only four years, from tobut he plotted and attained a formidable agenda: He fought for and won tariff reductions, reestablished an independent Treasury, and, most notably, brought Texas into the Union, bluffed Great Britain out of the lion’s share of Oregon, and wrested California and much of the Southwest from Mexico.

The life of James Knox Polk. John Stilwell Jenkins. Alden, - pages. 0 Reviews. Preview this book. Early Years James Knox Polk was born in Pineville, a small town in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on November 2,and graduated with honors in from the University of North Carolina Born: A Democrat, Polk served as Speaker of the House () and Governor of Tennessee () prior to becoming president.

A firm supporter of Andrew Jackson, Polk was the last James Knox Polk was the eleventh President of the United States, serving from March 4, to March 4, /5. James Knox Polk (pōk), –, 11th President of the United States (–49), nburg co., N.C. Early Career His family moved () to the Duck River valley in Tennessee and there, after graduating from the Univ.

of North Carolina () and studying law under Felix Grundy, he began () to practice law in Columbia. Polk was a slaveholder for almost his entire adult life. His father Samuel left title to over 8, acres (3, ha) of land and about 53 slaves to his widow and his children; James inherited control over nine of his father's slaves, either directly or from deceased brothers.

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Librivox Free Audiobook. Podcasts. Featured Full text of "The life of James Knox Polk" See other formats.The Diary of James K Polk During His Presidency to Now First Printed from the Original Manuscript in the Collections of the Chicago by James K. Polk/5. I told you I'd get around to Polk eventually, didn't I?

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