.An introduction/overview to James K Polk (President 1845-1849) and the impact he had on the growth of our country. Although Polk accomplished almost everything that he promised during his run for presidency, he also had a lot of challenges. Polk left office during a tumultuous time in the country’s growth and left unanswered questions regarding the future of our country. This lesson is important because Polk’s presidency seriously changed our nation and yet so many students don’t even recognize his name. Building on Polk’s legacy, our nation continued to grow.
- Define terms related to the context of James Polk
- Examine and explore how James Polk acquired new land for our country.
- Identify the states that were added during James Polk’s presidency.
College board A.P. U.S. History; Unit 5: 1844-1877
5.2 Manifest Destiny
5.3 The Mexican American War