James K. Polk (full name James Knox Polk) was born on November 02, 1795 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. He was the 11th President of the United States.
Biography and Career:
James K. Polk was interested in law from the beginning and was very intellectual and intelligent. He got his graduation degree with distinction and honor in 1818 from University of North Carolina. His mind was studious and industrious. He was the 11th President of U.S.
He was a young and talented lawyer and took great interest in politics and became the friend of Andrew Jackson. He was very efficient and strong Pre-civil war president as well as very big supporter and friend of Andrew Jackson.
The main achievements he mad in the foreign policy are admirable. He made threatens of war to Britain
and broke the ownership of North West.
The Most famous event of his time was the Amer-Max war and he was responsible for that. In the end America got victory. The establishment of Treasury system was his good thinking which lasted till 1913.Without demanding for any re-election he was the 1st President of U.S who got retirement after a single term.
He gained the 2nd largest territory, In spite of the objection of Whig party and was fully committed to geographic expansion. The security and safety of some most popular areas such as Washington, Oregon and Idaho was his great achievement.
In the south west of California under his presidency, U.S purchased about 525,000 square miles of territory. This all was done under the treaty of Guadalupe.
All these steps were the initiation of a stormy and furious debate over allowing slavery. The step of 1850 compromise was also controvertible. And this all finally Era of free trade and issuance of 1st postage stamps are his good jobs. He died after three months of completion of his term of cholera. The date of his death is June 15 in 1849.
Why is James K. Polk Famous?
He was famous because of the victory in Amer-Max war and 1st president to be photographed frequently in the White House.
Why do we like him?
We like him because he was ranked 8 to 12th on the list of greatest presidents for his ability to set a successful agenda.