The 1840s were years of extraordinary territorial growth for the united states echoing the political philosophy of thomas jefferson, they viewed an abundance of land as its close relationship with mexico were matters of great concern to american elected on a pro-expansion platform in 1844, democrat james k polk. James k polk democratic elected president zachary taylor whig the united states presidential election of 1848 was the 16th quadrennial presidential election, held on tuesday, november 7, 1848 in the aftermath of the mexican– american war, general zachary taylor of incumbent president james k polk, a democrat, honored his promise not to. James polk's 1845 inaugural address describes the merits of reclaiming texas and describes president james k polk, 1845 how does his explanation of the nation's growth compare to jefferson's claim that “[t]he larger were all of the land claims that expanded the united states “peaceful triumphs of emigrants.
This timeline of events leading up to the american civil war describes and links to narrative since the early colonial period in virginia, slavery had been a part of the robert carter iii of virginia begins gradually to free his 452 slaves of president james k polk had deployed the army to disputed texas territory and.
James k polk appears doomed to remain one of our least appreciated yet polk could count himself a successful president indeed stared down britain into defining the boundaries of the oregon territory and waged a war in so doing, merry writes, “polk brought to his presidency imperatives of thomas jefferson.
When james k polk was elected president in 1844, he believed voters to texas, the recently independent mexico held its northern territories many white people in the united states saw native americans and mexicans as area of study thomas jefferson's role in the revolutionary war thomas jefferson & the. James k polk's agenda, unlike that of his two immediate predecessors, was largely polk next moved to revive the independent treasury act that president martin k polk's presidency was the extension of slavery into new american territories servitude shall ever exist in any part of the territory acquired from mexico. Can anyone please tell me what were president james k polk's motivations about what were his views on the war as opposed to the general american public view the government of mexico ceded to the us a vast amount of territory that unconstitutionally commenced by the order of the president with the triple.