1844 Presidential Campaign Slogans

  • 54 - 40 or fight - James K. Polk
  • 54-40 was the area of the Oregon Territory subject to dispute with Great Britain. The proponents of this slogan wanted for the US to have this territory or else go to war.
  • Reannexation of Texas and reoccupation of Oregon - James K. Polk
  • Refers to the support of admitting Texas as part of the United States and obtaining control of the Oregon Territory currently held by the British.
  • Who is James K. Polk? - Henry Clay
  • The Democratic party convention deadlocked, and selected a dark horse candidate James Polk.

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