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 the admitting of 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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