James K. Polk

11th President: 1845-1849

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Birth: November 2, 1795 at Mecklenburg County, North Carolina as James Knox Polk

Birthplace information from American Presidents.org

Mecklenburg County, North Carolina web site

James K. Polk Birthplace

Death: June 15, 1849 at Nashville, Tennessee

Photographs of Polk Gravesite - Nashville, Tennessee

Biographies

White House biography

Biography from infoplease.com

Biography from North Carolina encyclopedia

Books

James K. Polk and the Expansionist Impulse

The Presidency of James K. Polk

James K. Polk

Correspondence of James K. Polk: January-June 1845

Search for books about James K. Polk

Cabinet/Staff

List by infoplease.com

James Buchanan - Secretary of State

Election Results/Presidential Campaign

1844

Opponent: Henry Clay (W)

Election

1844 Campaign and Election History

Henry Clay campaign song

Events during Polk’s administration and lifetime

Outline of events during Polk’s administration

Mexican War

California Gold Rush

First Lady and family

Sarah Polk biography from the White House

Pictures of Sarah Polk from the Library of Congress

Genealogy

Brian Tompsett’s US President genealogy page

Miscellaneous

James K. Polk page from C-SPAN

James Polk – a model for modern presidents article

James K. Polk stamp

Quotes

National Historic Sites/State Historic Sites/Landmarks/Places to Visit

James K. Polk State Historic Site – Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

James K. Polk Birthplace - Mecklenburg County, North Carolina

James K. Polk Ancestral Home – Columbia, Tennessee

James K. Polk Gravesite - Nashville, Tennessee

Polk Place - Nashville, Tennessee

Pictures/Portraits

Pictures from the Library of Congress

Portrait from C-SPAN

Speeches/Papers/Publications

Inaugural Addresses, State of the Union speeches, and other documents

Inaugural Address and background from Bartelby.com

"Who Is James K. Polk? The Enigma of Our Eleventh President" lecture

Trivia

Trivia from The Presidential Facts Page

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George M. Dallas biography

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