Essays Tagged: "James K. Polk"

James Buchannon

James Buchanan was born in April 23, 1791 in a cabin in Cove Gap, Pennsylvania.James father came to ... At the age of six his familymoved to Mercersberg PA. where his father would open a general store . James was thesecond of eleven in his family. James was able to go to school where he lived but whenh ... le to go to school where he lived but whenhe was not studying he was helping his father in the shop.James father made James work hard and taught James that he must be ready to takecare for his brother ...

(3 pages) 41 0 3.0 Nov/1996

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

'expansion' this essay compares and contrasts james k polk's expansion policies with those of thomas Jefferson. it also looks at the impact they both had on the expansion of the untited states.

a great deal for our country in the area of expansion. These twopresidents are Thomas Jefferson and James K. Polk. Though they had completely different policies onexpansion and foreign affairs, both o ... ecision. He decided he didn't have much of a choice and accepted Napoleonsoffer. On the other hand, James K. Polk was a firm believer in Manifest Destiny, which was the belief thatthe United States wa ...

(2 pages) 69 0 4.3 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

'expansion' this essay looks at the expansion of the united states during the presedency of james k polk, and his belief in manifest destiny.

e future, but that in able to become that country they had toexpand to fulfill the countries needs. James K. Polk, President of the U.S. and a firm believer in "ManifestDestiny," told congress, while ...

(2 pages) 72 0 4.1 Jan/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Assess British-American relations during the 1840's Included manifest destiny, creole affair, fifty four or fight, the caroline,The Webster-Asburton treaty .

cal supporters of the Western expansion. In the presidential election of 1836, Democratic candidate James K. Polk defeated his Whig rival, Henry Clay. Polk would serve only one term, but his four year ...

(5 pages) 48 0 4.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

Brief american history

r to "civilize" other peoples.Manifest Destiny was very popular especially during the presidency of James K. Polk (1845-1849). Polk and his administrators sought trade outlets to the Pacific Ocean and ... s to the United States. This caused Mexico to break off relations with the United States.Then, when James Polk became a president, the situation even worsened. President Polk provoked the conflict by ...

(2 pages) 94 2 3.2 Feb/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

American expansion in the 19th century was an act of aggressive imperialism, not manifest destiny

nt, but the expansion of America was actually avoidable. At one time, politicians such as President James K. Polk were set on a division between the Oregon Territory and Canada at the line 54'40''. In ...

(3 pages) 139 0 3.1 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Mexican War.

War. The Mexicans refused, and when they surprisingly attacked a small American station, President James K. Polk of the United States wrote a letter to the Congress to declare war on Mexico. Thus the ... at Molino del Rey, captured a Mexican fortress called Chapultepec, and lastly occupied Mexico City.James K. Polk, president of the United States at that time, was a main character of the cause of the ...

(3 pages) 142 1 4.4 Sep/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

The manifest destiny.

mportant role in the United States history. The manifest destiny was a thought that made people think. It made people want more land in the west. Therefore, the Manifest Destiny had an important role ...

(1 pages) 130 2 4.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Andrew Jackson and the Jacksonian Period.

ese changes promoted social mobility and a more democratic system with Andrew Jackson as leader and James K. Polk as a fitting example.In the eyes of many Americans, Andrew Jackson truly represented t ... as forming around the imposing figure of Andrew Jackson. As a dedicated follower of Andrew Jackson, James K. Polk can be regarded as a fitting example of these changes. Polk was born into a prominent ...

(5 pages) 124 1 3.5 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

What were the causes and consequences of the Mexican War?

The Mexican-American War was a "question of righteousness". On May 9th, 1846 President James K. Polk delivered a war message to Congress, stating that "Mexico has passed the boundary of t ...

(3 pages) 97 1 3.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

What were the causes and consequences of the Mexican War?

The Mexican-American War was a "question of righteousness". On May 9th, 1846 President James K. Polk delivered a war message to Congress, stating that "Mexico has passed the boundary of t ...

(3 pages) 36 0 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

Manifest Destiny+ The American Pageant. The AP history book

manufacturers could exploit Texas cotton and no longer be dep. On the USTHE BELATED TEXAS NUPTIALS*James K. Polk: elected in 1844 he was a proexpansion democrat*Tyler: deserves credit for Texas since ... pioneers going W. increased by 1846 5000 Americans lived S. of the Col. RiverA MANDATE FOR DESTINY*James K. Polk: America's 1st dark horse(surprise candidate) sponsored by Andrew Jackson.*Manifest De ...

(7 pages) 90 0 4.7 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

"A Study in Causation of the Mexican War" examines whether or not the Mexican-American War was an exercise of American Imperialism.

rs. Many would agree that war ought to be a last resort to settling a conflict, as was the case for James K. Polk in the Mexican-American war.Some have argued that the American support for Texas indep ...

(3 pages) 90 0 4.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: History Term Papers

James K Polk as an american character

sure is on them or in what situation the nation is in. The eleventh president of the United States, James Knox Polk, demonstrates this type of leader, an American character.Introduction to James K. Po ... ith Congress his legislative experience served him well"(Robinson 2).Introduction to AccomplishmentsJames Polk's accomplishments in his short time in office reflected his hard work and political aggre ...

(8 pages) 44 0 5.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

Foreign policy

n economic desires. These American goals were illuminated in the election of 1844, whenexpansionist James K. Polk was inaugerated into office. His values and ambitions paralleled thoseof the American ... nt and sophisticateor civilize it.In 1844, the prominent Whig leader Henry Clay, was competing with James K. Polk tobecome president of the United States. Polk known as "Young Hickory" wasn't a strang ...

(2 pages) 60 0 3.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers

James Knox Polk

James Knox PolkJames Knox Polk was born on November 2, 1795, in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina. ... tives. He was the Speaker of the House in 1835. Next he was elected Governor of Tennessee, in 1839. James' parents were Samuel Polk and Jane Knox Polk and he married Sarah Childress on January 1, 1824 ... ire after one term and was the first President to have his inauguration reported by telegraph. Also James Knox Polk was the only president who was also the Speaker of the House of Representatives.

(1 pages) 42 2 4.1 Jan/2005

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents

The Mexican War: Talks about Manifest Destiny, the causes of the war, and the outcome.

h, the commercial interest of the Northeast, the land hunger of the West, the Manifest Destiny, and James K. Polk. The PBS website also lay some of the blame with Mexico as far as their internal divis ...

(4 pages) 68 0 0.0 Sep/2006

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Wars

James Polk

James Polk 1845-1849 11th President of the United States James Polk was the 11th president o ...

(3 pages) 19 0 0.0 Aug/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

No Name Presidents

United States of America has had 43 different presidents in its 225 years of existence. John Tyler, James K. Polk, Zachary Taylor, Millard Fillmore, Franklin Pierce, and James Buchanan, are not the be ... was settled on terms laid out by his Secretary of State Daniel Webster.On March 4, 1845, President James Knox Polk took office. Polk is one of the most forgotten presidents in American history. Durin ...

(5 pages) 2723 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History

James K. Polk

To what extent can the life and political career of James K. Polk be regarded as a person who dealt with a democratic, egalitarian culture? With the vie ... son and his thoughts on government and the way America should be, looking at someone's life such as James K. Polk would show a perfect example on how his beliefs, morals and thoughts promote a democra ... enty of wealth and money, it seems that the Polk's had settled from Ireland to America very nicely. James K. Polk came from a very wealthy family with much money, but unlike other presidents in the pa ...

(4 pages) 30 1 4.3 Dec/2007

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > North American Presidents