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James Knox Polk Timeline

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Short Biography of President James Knox Polk
Lifespan: 1795 - 1849
Born on November 2, 1795 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
James Polk died on June 15, 1849 in Nashville, Tennessee
Eleventh President of America - His term in office was from 1845 to 1849
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Why was James Knox Polk famous?
James Knox Polk was famous as the eleventh President of the United States of America and for his policy of expansion which added Texas, California and other territory to the U.S. The next US President was Zachary Taylor.

    1795 Born on November 2, 1795 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina.
Educated at the University of North Carolina
 
         
    1811 Battle of Tippecanoe  
         
    1812 The War of 1812 which has also been called the second War for Independence, between the United States and Great Britain  
         
    1814 Treaty of Fort Jackson ends Creek War  
         
    1823 Member of Tennessee House of Representatives, 1823-25  
         
    1824 James Polk was married to Sarah Childress Polk in 1824    
         
    1825-39 Member of U.S. House of Representatives, 1825-39  
         
    1830 Indian Removal Act
Oregon Trail opens
 
         
    1832 Black Hawk War
Seminole War begins
Department of Indian Affairs established
 
         
    1835 Texas War for Independence begins  
         
    1835-39 Speaker of the House, 1835-39  
         
    1837 Battle of the Alamo  
         
    1838 1838-1839: The Trail of Tears  
         
    1839-41 Governor of Tennessee, 1839-41  
         
    1842 The Second Seminole War ended (1842)  
         
    1845 His term in office was from 1845 to 1849
He also enlarged the Monroe Doctrine.
 
         
    1846 Mexican-American War begins
1846 acquisition of California
1846 Oregon Treaty
1846 the reduction of the tariff
1846 establishment of the independent treasury.
 
         
    1848 Gold discovered in California
Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo ends the Mexican-American War
 
         
    1849 James Polk died of cholera on June 15, 1849 in Nashville, Tennessee. He was buried in a tomb on the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol in Nashville, Tennessee.  
         
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