James Polk Adela mahurin

Early Life/Childhood

He grew up with 9 siblings, and was the oldest of the 10. Since his father had many acres of land and about 50 slaves, James had a childhood with a good amount of money. His mother gave them a strict childhood where they followed the 'gospel of duty'.

Education

He went to the University of North Carolina and passed with honors. After that he became a lawyer and made his own law practice. During his childhood, he did not have a formal education, but still studied because of his body defects.

Career

Before he was President, he became a lawyer. He also created his own law practice.

Presidency

In 1844 he was Democrat. He believed that 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. And that congress has no power to charter a national bank.

Impact/legacy

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

"No president who performs his duties faithfully and conscientiously can have any leisure."

Fun Facts

In his presidency he accomplished everything that he wanted to at the beginning of it, that does not happen very much. James Knox Polk played a key role in major events including holding office for the duration of the Mexican War.

Credits:

Created with images by Boston Public Library - "James K. Polk. Born in North Carolina November 2, 1795. President from 1845 to 1849. - Died June 15th, 1849 aged 56 years. Compliments of Julius Saul, leading clothier, 324 & 326 River St., Troy. [front]" • Political Graveyard - "James K. Polk" • Boston Public Library - "James K. Polk. Born in North Carolina November 2, 1795. President from 1845 to 1849. - Died June 15th, 1849 aged 56 years. Compliments of Julius Saul, leading clothier, 324 & 326 River St., Troy. [front]" • mandalariangirl - "James K. Polk 1845-1849" • cliff1066™ - "James Knox Polk, Eleventh President (1845-1849)"

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