A Brief Biography of James K. Polk
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From a series of short biographies written by W.A. Peters this is a fifteen minute look at our nations 11th president.
||CleanA Brief Biography of James K. Polk||Known for his aggresive policies and firm resolve, Polk oversaw the anexation of Texas, the sucessful prosecution of the Mexican War, and the addition of the Northwest Territory.||1/28/2009||Free||View in iTunes|
His manifest destiny caused his premature death.
Polk's unjust war against Mexico had direct ties to the outbreak of civil war. These facts are glossed over, but thats what you get in 15 minutes. The agony and stress of putting our union at such odds with one another most certainly led to his demise.