Date of birth: November 2, 1795 in Pineville, NC Date of death: June 15, 1849 in Nashville, TH Died of: A disease of Cholera. birthplace
Mother: Jane Knox Father: Samuel Polk Wife: Sarah Childress Siblings: Five brothers and four sister many whom died young
James K. Polk Was on the $1 coin of Polk. He graduated in 1818 from the University of North Carolina at Chapel hill. His full name is James Knox Polk. James K. Polk College.
“There is more selfishness and less principle among members of congress than any conception of before I became president of the U.S”-James K. Polk “With me it is exceptionally true that the presidency is no bed of roses”-James K. Polk “Foreign powers do not seem appreciate the true character of our government” –James K.Polk
“Often referred to as the first "dark horse," James K. Polk was the 11th President of the United States from 1845 to 1849, the last strong President until the Civil War.” James k. Polk vice president was George Dallas Polk was the candidate who stood for expansion. He linked the Texas issue, popular in the South, with the Oregon question, attractive to the North. Polk also favored acquiring California.