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James Knox Polk

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1795–1849)

US Democratic statesman, 11th President of the USA (1845–49). His term of office resulted in major territorial additions to the USA: Texas was admitted to the Union in...

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Polk, James Knox

James A. Rawley.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; State and Local Government. 4257 words.

Polk, James Knox (02 November 1795–15 June 1849), eleventh president of the United States, was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, the son of Samuel Polk and Jane Knox, farmers. His...

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James Knox Polk

Overview page. Subjects: Warfare and Defence.

(1795–1849)

US Democratic statesman, 11th President of the USA (1845–49). His term of office resulted in major territorial additions to the USA: Texas was admitted to the Union in...

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POLK, JAMES KNOX

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Political and Legal History

January 2012; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics and Law. 743 words.

(1795–1849), eleventh president of the United States. A Jacksonian Democrat and devotee of Thomas Jefferson

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Polk, James Knox

in The Oxford Essential Dictionary of the U.S. Military

January 2001; p ublished online January 2002 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 279 words.

(1795–1849) 11th president of the United States, born in North Carolinia. Polk, who moved to Tennessee as a

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Polk, James Knox (1795–1849)

Edited by Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2006; p ublished online January 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 56 words.

(1795–1849)

US Democratic statesman, 11th President of the USA (1845–49). His term of office resulted in

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Polk, James Knox (1795–1849)

Edited by Anne Kerr and Edmund Wright.

in A Dictionary of World History

January 2015; p ublished online July 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History. 58 words.

His term of office resulted in major territorial additions to the USA: Texas was admitted to the Union in 1845...

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Polk, James Knox (1795–1849)

Wayne Cutler.

in The Oxford Companion to United States History

January 2001; p ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: United States History. 710 words.

(1795–1849), eleventh president of the United States.

A Jacksonian Democrat and devotee of Thomas Jefferson's agrarian political

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Polk, James Knox (1795–1849)

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Military and Diplomatic History

January 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History. 670 words.

eleventh president of the United States (1845–1849). Born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, on 2 November 1795,

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Polk, James Knox (1795–1849)

in World Encyclopedia

P ublished online January 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: General Studies. 67 words.

During his administration, California and New Mexico were acquired as a result of the US victory in the Mexican War

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Polk, James K. (1795 - 1849), U.S. President

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006; p ublished online January 2009 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History; United States History.

James Knox Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. His father, Samuel Polk, was a prosperous farmer who owned

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Polk, James K

Rolando Avila.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 610 words.

James Knox Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. His father, Samuel Polk, was a prosperous farmer who owned

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Polk, James K

Rolando Avila.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 610 words.

James Knox Polk was born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. His father, Samuel Polk, was a prosperous farmer who owned thousands of acres of land and about fifty slaves in Tennessee....

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The Mexican-American War

in The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mexican History and Culture

November 2018; p ublished online January 2019 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Regional and National History. 15039 words.

The Mexican-American War ranks among the most consequential events in the history of both nations. Although the casus belli for the United States’s May 12, 1846, declaration of war was the...

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Death in the White House: President William Henry Harrison's Atypical Pneumonia

Jane McHugh and Philip A. Mackowiak.

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

July 2014; p ublished online July 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Infectious Diseases; Immunology; Public Health and Epidemiology; Microbiology. 3464 words.

Historians have long maintained that pneumonia killed William Henry Harrison (1773–1841) just 1 month after he became the ninth president of the United States. For more than 10 a century...

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The Mexican-American War

Irving W. Levinson.

in Oxford Research Encyclopedia of Latin American History

P ublished online September 2017 .

Article. Subjects: Latin American History; Modern History (1700 to 1945); International History; Military History. 15543 words.

The Mexican-American War ranks among the most consequential events in the history of both nations. Although the casus belli for the United States’s May 12, 1846, declaration of war was the...

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Democratic Party

Paul Finkelman.

in Encyclopedia of African American History, 1619-1895: From the Colonial Period to the Age of Frederick Douglass

January 2006 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History. 3821 words.

The Democratic Party traces its origins to the political disputes between Thomas Jefferson and Alexander Hamilton in the early 1790s. In its early years the party was known as the...

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