Manifest Destiny The story of james k. Polk

Former President James K. Polk and his dream to fulfill the Belief of Manifest Destiny had the most significant economic and Political impact on the United States during the westward expansion in the 19th Century, because he got land from Mexico for southwest territory, and he fulfilled all of his champaign promises.

President Polk affected people directly by helping give Americans more land for homes and farming, and affected America by increasing the size of the land and fulfilling Manifest Destiny.

"On May 13, 1846, the US Congress overwhelmingly votes in favor of president James.k.Polk's request to declare war onMexico in a despute over Texas."

http://www.history.com/this-day-in-history/president-polk-declares-war-on-mexico

"[James K. Polk] was president when the United States added the greatest amount of new territory to the country. During his presidency, the American flag was raised over most of the area now forming 9 western States, and Texas became a member of the Union."

http://www.worldbookonline.com/student/article?id=ar437440&st=james+k+polk#tab=homepage

"A workaholic, America's new chief executive set am ambitious agenda with four major goals:cut terifs, reestablish an independent US treasury, secure Oregon territory and acquire the territories of California and New Mexico from Mexico. Polk achieved his goals."

http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/james-polk

"[Polk] was a champion of manifest Destiny-the belief that the United States was fated to expand across the North American continent- and by the end of his four years in office, the nation expanded, for the first time, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean."

http://www.history.com/topics/us-presidents/james-polk

Context:

James K. Polk's Presidency was between 1845-1849, and he worked really hard during his presidency to bring about change. The changes occurred because he felt it was necessary to fulfill the belief of Manifest Destiny.

The Luisiana Purchase was still fairly new to the country when Polk entered the white house, and also Texas had broke off from Mexico and decided to joining the United States.

Polk's presidency and Manifest Destiny did not affect the Northern or the Southern States, but it did affect westward expansion tremendously.

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