James Polk’s Family

Portrait of James K Polk and his wife, Sarah Polk

Referred to as the “dark horse,” James Knox Polk was the 11th president of the United States of America. Known to be the president who pursued the “Manifest Dynasty,” that made him one of the bravest presidents ever led the country. On November 2, 1795, he was born in Mecklenburg County, North … Read more

Policies of James K Polk

Portrait of James Polk

James K Polk, at the age of 49, was inaugurated as the 11th president of the United States of America. He ran under the Democratic political party and considered the first “dark horse” presidential candidate for the Democratic Party because no one thought he had the chance to become the party’s candidate, … Read more