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James Knox Polk (November 2, 1795 - June 15, 1849) was the 11th President of the United States (1845 - 1849). Born in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, he later lived in and represented the state of Tennessee. A Democrat, Polk served as Speaker of the House (1835 - 1839) and Governor of Tennessee (1839 - 1841). Polk was the surprise ("dark horse") candidate for president in 1844, defeating Henry Clay of the rival Whig Party by promising to annex Texas. Polk was a leader of Jacksonian Democracy during the Second Party System.

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James Knox Polk, 11th President the United States

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