American Presidents

More about James K. Polk

  • He is considered the "Manifest Destiny" president and acquired the most property for the United States since the Louisiana Purchase.
  • Sarah Polk and her husband never had children. Instead she filled her time in the White House privately assisting her husband with speech writing and advice, bucking the traditional role for women at the time as silent partners.
  • In 1845, the United States population was a little over 20 million.
  • "Public opinion: May it always perform one of its appropriate offices, by teaching the public functionaries of the State and of the Federal Government, that neither shall assume the exercise of powers entrusted by the Constitution to the other."

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