James K. Polk Overview
The reputation and legacy of President James Knox Polk generates mixed opinions. To some, he was one of the nation's strongest commander-in-chiefs — transforming the United States into a continental power and increasing its reputation and prestige overseas. To others, Polk was a narrow-minded, aggressive expansionist who bullied a neighboring nation and provoked a war. The study of Polk's four-year administration provides a unique look at how a government works during times of crisis and conflict.
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