James K. Polk Kory'al phillips

Early Childhood

  • Born on November 2, 1795 Died on June 15, 1849
  • He was born in Mecklen County, North Carolina, in 1795

He grew up with 9 siblings, he was the oldest sibling of the 10 kids. When he grew up he went and he was sick all the time, also known as “sickly.” he had surgery to remove things called gallstones without an anesthetic. Samuel Polk, James father, was a “farmer,” he had many acres of land and about 50 slaves when he died. Thanks to this he had a childhood with money, enough money for his father to go into local politics. His mother, Jane Polk, gave them a strict childhood where they followed the “gospel of duty”


He went to the university of North Carolina and he passed, with honors. After that he went and became a lawyer, he made his own law practice, it was successful. His childhood did not have formal education, even without it he studied hard because of his body with defects. With the places i have looked through i have not found what he majored in throughout college.


He was running to cut tariffs, reestablish an independent U.S Treasury, secure the Oregon Territory and acquire the territories of California and New Mexico from Mexico. He achieved these goals

Democrat- 1844. The separation of the money of the government from banking institutions, is indispensable for the safety of the funds of the government, and the rights of the people. That congress has no power to charter a national bank.


He had Texas join into the united states though war, along with several others, such as California.

His legacy was mostly a good one, adding states and starting a war, the Mexican war, to get us land was a good thing.

“Thank God, Under our constitution there was no connection between church and state”

Fun Facts

In his presidency he accomplished everything that he wanted to at the beginning of it, that does not happen very much


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