Early, James grew up with a father and a mother with names of Samuel and Jane. He was the oldest of 10 siblings, 5 brothers, 4 sisters. He was often sick as a child and teen, as a result he was home schooled. As a teenager he survived a major operation for urinary stones (crystallized stone that travels through certain parts of the body which is where its name derives.)
Education, As you can see above he was often sick so he became homeschooled. He was home schooled up until college and he attended University Of North Carolina. He studied law and he graduated class of 1818.
Career, Passed the bar in 1820 and started his own practice in Columbia Got into politics in 1823.
Presidency, Campaign - First “dark horse” candidate (meaning he was an unexpected winner) 11th President of the United States In office from: March 4, 1845 – March 4, 1849.
Impact and Legacy, Polk was well liked because he accomplished each and every one of his goals and promises he made during his campaign.