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Polk(pōk), James Knox 1795-1849.
The 11th president of the United States (1845-1849), whose term was marked by the Mexican War (1846-1848) and the establishment of the 49th parallel as the country's northern border (1846).
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(Biography) James Knox. 1795–1849, US statesman; 11th president of the US (1845–49). During his administration, Texas and territory now included in New Mexico, Colorado, Utah, Nevada, Arizona, Oregon, and California were added to the Union
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James Knox, 1795–1849, the 11th president of the U.S. 1845–49.
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|Noun||1.||Polk - 11th President of the United States; his expansionism led to the Mexican War and the annexation of California and much of the southwest (1795-1849)|
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