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[pohk] /poʊk/
James Knox, 1795–1849, the 11th president of the U.S. 1845–49. Unabridged
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  • To avoid these deplorable alternatives Polk thought of practically setting up a government with which to make peace.

  • Polk had but 110 votes against 118 when the new Congress met.

  • Polk found his Cabinet divided on the subject of “all Mexico,” with the preponderance of influence in favor of annexation.

    Expansion and Conflict William E. Dodd
  • McDuffie said that Polk's letter was "composed for that meridian."

    Robert Toombs Pleasant A. Stovall
  • Even Polk and Yorba, although they sold out at the right moment in nine cases out of ten, felt the strain.

    The Californians Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
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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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